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.
The Process of Environmental Impact Assessment in Canada
Through Canadian Embassies in Zagreb and Belgrade, we provided training in The Process of Environmental Impact Assessment in Canada to officials in Kosovo and Serbia. Drawing on Canadian best practices in mining, these two workshops covered regulations, EIA processes in Canada, participant funding, and stakeholder relations.
The Processes of Environmental Impact Assessment in Mining
Drawing on Canadian best practices in mining, we provided training in the process of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The ERGP delivered virtual workshops to participants from government and industry representing Kosovo, Serbia, and North Macedonia. These sessions explored principles, processes, and the role of government, private sector, and industry. We focused on the context of public communication of EIA, and its importance in mining project development.
Royalty Systems for Oil and Gas Development
The mission presented research results from an SPP publication on the royalty system for oil & gas development in the Black Sea under Romania jurisdiction and discuss fiscal issues in the development of Romania’s new Petroleum Law. Meetings were also held with other regional stakeholders including the Energy Policy Group, Romanian Energy Centre and National Agency for Mineral Resources.
Extractive Industries in Africa: New Approaches to Overcome Enduring Challenges
The Royal Institute of International Affairs held its “Extractive Industries in Africa: New Approaches to Overcome Enduring Challenges” Conference to further to its commitment towards working with Tanzania and Mozambique on building enhances institutional capacity in extractive resource governance topics.