Extractive Bargains: States, Natural Resources and the (Elusive) Search for Consensus
In a two-day intensive workshop, ERGP worked with scholars and industry experts to examine how states develop social bargains around the development and expansion of the extractive sector. Colleagues from Canada and around the world participated by presenting articles and discussing comparative cases. The ERGP was asked to present as part of the conference's expert roundtable and will go on to contribute to a forthcoming book on Extractive Bargains.
Assessment of Rehabilitated Limestone Quarries in Mombasa, Kenya
This case study shows that with adequate planning, rehabilitated limestone quarries can provide biodiversity conservation, sustainable land use activities, and sustainable cultural ecosystem services following mine closure.
Interactions of Energy and Environmental Policy in Ecuador: the Implementation of Conservation Projects in the Extractive Frontier
In this piece of research, we examine the interaction between national energy and conservation policy in Ecuador. Using the case of the Waorani territory in the Amazon, the team evaluates the efficacy of sustainability and conservation initiatives under conditions of oil and gas extraction.
To Coerce, or Not to Coerce? Assessing State Strategies to Regulate Small-Scale and Artisanal Mining
This study contributes to resource politics and policy research by shedding light on an overlooked sector, artisanal and small-scale mining, and articulates the debate around its regulation in South America.
Association for Petroleum and Geology (IPG)
Association for Petroleum and Geology (IPG)
- The delegation delivered a presentation, which included an overview of the country, its petroleum resources, and challenges in the sector. The ERGP presented on its services.
Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining Development
Pakistan Ministry of Energy & US Department of Commerce | 4-Day Workshop
- Establishing an effective and independent upstream regulator in Pakistan. The workshop provided the delegation with an overview of the Canadian model of oil and gas regulatory systems and a comparison to the proposed structure in Pakistan.
- Identified basic reforms that will be useful for increasing the attractiveness of the investment climate.
India’s Directorate General of Hydrocarbons
India’s Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (Global Petroleum Show, Calgary, AB) received presentations and discussed the ERGP Certificate Course and emerging areas of interest and issues that India is facing, particularly in regulatory governance, unconventional development and enhanced oil recovery.
Mongolia Ministry of Mineral Resources, Agriteam Consulting, and the Alberta International Development Office
Mongolia Ministry of Mineral Resources, Agriteam Consulting, and the Alberta International Development Office.
- Presentations and discussion on topics including regulatory frameworks, unconventional resource regulation, and future partnership and collaboration.
Regulatory Best Practices
Mongolian Energy Policymakers & US Department of Commerce | 7-Day Workshop
- Lessons Learned from Oil and Gas Sector Developments in Canada
- Challenges for Unconventional Oil and Gas Development Outside of the United States
- Proposed Regulations and Mechanisms for Royalty and Tax Assessments on Unconventional Resources in Mongolia
- Roundtable on Developing an Efficient and Transparent Oil and Gas Revenue Management System
- Open Discussion of Priority Topics and Concerns
Corruption Eradication and Regulation
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), with support from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and Development’s Trade Commission Office in Indonesia and Alberta’s International Development Office
Introductory meeting with an overview of the School of Public Policy, the ERGP and the needs of the KPK and its affiliates from fiscal and wealth management through mineral tenure, structural and institutional energy market access and regulation, energy literacy and stakeholder engagement
Strengthening Extractive Sector Management in Mongolia
In 2014, the School of Public Policy and ERGP agreed to be a supporting partner in an Agriteam Consulting Canada proposal to the federal government (DFAT-D) for the funding of a large development project in Mongolia related to extractive resource governance: Strengthening Extractive Sector Management in Mongolia (SESMIM).
- Unconventional Resources Workshop and the Royalty Administration of Unconventional Production Sharing Contracts workshop.
- Fiscal Module of ERGP Certificate Program
- Thin Capitalization and Interest Deductibility Web-based Session
- Public Engagement & Community Consultation Module of ERGP Certificate
- Placements with Government of Alberta Agencies
- Alberta SWF Workshop for Mongolian Decision Makers
- Extractive Resource Governance Workshop
U.S. Department of State Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative, U.S. Department of the Interior, Papua New Guinean Energy and Environmental policymakers | 3-Day Workshop
- Overview of the National Environmental Policy Act in the U.S.
- Land-Use Planning
- Principles of Environmental Analysis
- Stakeholder/Tribal Consultation Prior to Development
- Case Studies in Working Through Conflict
- Environmental Analysis for Exploration and Production Permits
- Best Management Practices,” “Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement/Inspection