IEA’s Ambitious Climate Scenario Underscores Need for More Transparency on Fossil Fuel Projects
The IEA’s new report calls for dramatic milestones to reach the 1.5°C climate change target. In a new post, NRGI experts detail the key information governments and companies should disclose about fossil fuel projects.
Today at 1.30 p.m. GMT, NRGI and IISD will host the second event in the National Oil Companies and Climate Change discussion series. Speakers will focus on the roles that national oil companies could play in countries’ efforts to transition to cleaner energy and a more diversified economies. Register to attend.
Opportunities and Challenges for Senegal in Oil and Gas Production: Lessons Learned from Other New Producers
Senegal, with substantial reserves of natural gas, could become a significant hydrocarbon producer. This resource wealth presents opportunities, but also risks. In new research, NRGI economists review the experience of other “new producers” and draw lessons for Senegal. (Also available in French, or read a related French-language Jeune Afrique commentary by NRGI experts.)
NRGI, in partnership with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and SDG Academy, and with the support of CONNEX Support Unit, has launched a free online and self-paced course about negotiating extractive industry contracts and strategies for governments to obtain optimal outcomes. Enroll.
National Oil Companies and Climate Change: Economic Challenges and Potential Responses
National oil companies are key players in the global oil and gas industry—they produce half of the world’s oil and gas, and invest 40 percent of capital into the sector. But policymakers and climate activists alike often overlook the companies' role in global efforts to address climate change.
From Data to Impact: Ensuring Extractives Data Serves Citizens in Eurasia
Publish What You Pay and NRGI have engaged civil society partners in Eurasia to identify a roadmap for continuing the journey from extractives data disclosure to tangible improvements in natural resource governance.
Diversification économique et dépense publique efficace en Afrique Centrale : impératifs pour répondre à l’impact des crises sur le secteur extractif
Drawing on the African Development Bank's outlook report, NRGI's Lucain Nyassi explores the pandemic's impact on resource-rich countries in Central Africa in this French-language post.
Perú: sobre la propuesta para repartir el 40 % del canon minero a la población
NRGI's Claudia Viale examines Peruvian presidential campaign proposals concerning revenue sharing from the country's mining sector in this Spanish-language post.
In this Mandarin translation, NRGI experts discuss how recent disclosures have paved the way for transparency in resource-backed loans.
The Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre in partnership with NRGI launched the Anglophone Africa Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub (AFREIKH). The aim of AFREIKH is to address knowledge gaps in the oil, gas and mining sectors in Africa through training, research and evidence-based policy engagement, with the ultimate objective of improving governance of the extractives sector.
Recovering from COVID-19 & Renewing Democratic Values
The Open Government Partnership hosted the third edition of Open Gov Week starting 17 May, with NRGI president and CEO Suneeta Kaimal joining the opening plenary session as moderator. Watch the recording.
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China’s cobalt mines in spotlight as DRC seeks to renegotiate deals
South China Morning Post
Prêts gagés sur le pétrole ou le minerai: toujours une grande opacité
Radio France Internationale
Le Sénégal se dote d'un cadastre pétrolier
Radio France Internationale