NRGI at COP27: Transition Minerals, Just Transition Energy Partnerships and More
NRGI, ICMM and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will host an event at the COP27 climate conference in Egypt where speakers will explore the governance deficit for transition minerals critical for green technologies. At a separate Blue Zone event, NRGI and WRI will discuss the viability and feasibility of just energy transition partnerships (JETPs) for African countries. More broadly at COP, NRGI will highlight the needs and priorities of resource-rich developing countries in the context of a just energy transition, with special emphasis on African countries reliant on oil, gas and mining. More details to come in October.
Betting big on natural gas comes with risks and tradeoffs, especially as the world moves away from fossil fuels; some countries could become locked into dirty, outdated and high-priced domestic energy systems. This first module in a five-part toolkit for government officials, researchers, activists, campaigners and journalists focuses on implications for gas producers of the energy transition and climate change.
The transition away from fossil fuels is imperative for diversifying the energy mix in North African countries and strengthening resilience to the effects of global warming. This French-language report explores the opportunities and challenges facing Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
Peru Seeks Mining Sustainability Amid the Energy Transition
NRGI's Matteo Molineris spoke with Peruvian attorney Veronica Morelli during the advanced course “Natural Resource Governance and Energy Transition: Policies and Practice” to find out more about how demand for critical minerals needed for the energy transition will impact Peru, and how to achieve good governance. (Also available in Spanish.)
At Climate Week NYC, NRGI president and CEO Suneeta Kaimal moderated the launch of Carbon Tracker Initiative's new global public database that tracks fossil fuel production worldwide and its impacts on the global carbon budget. Watch the recording.
Nigeria's National Dialogue on Energy Transition
On 6 October, NRGI, in collaboration with the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and BudgIT, will host a national dialogue to stimulate discourse on the energy transition.
NRGI and the Blavatnik School of Government's executive resource governance course took place at the University of Oxford earlier this month. Forty-four government officials, civil society actors and company executives from 21 countries joined the five-day training to learn more about how to manage and govern their countries' extractive resources amid the energy transition. Revisit this thread for key highlights from the course lectures.