On 2 May, join NRGI's Alexandra Gillies, IEA's Fatih Birol, EITI's Mark Robinson and other experts for the opening session on the governance of critical minerals as part of the Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains.
A Call to Action: Advancing Civic Space in the Extractive Sector
Civic space is under threat from forces within and across borders. What can donors, multi-stakeholder initiatives, companies, investors and international financial institutions do about it?
Implications of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
In the Spanish-language briefing "Guerra en Ucrania: Desafíos estratégicos para la gobernanza extractiva en América Latina," NRGI’s Latin America team examines how the war in Ukraine has complicated international trade, deepening inflation trends and rising commodity prices, especially those linked to energy and food. (Read a summary thread in English.) And Alexandra Gillies spoke to NPR about how oil traders have continued to buy Russian petroleum.
Applications are open until 10 May for the 2022 NRGI and University of Oxford Blavatnik School of Government executive course for policymakers and senior professionals. The course will run in person 11-16 September 2022. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Commentary and perspectives
How Ghana Can Map Its Energy Transition Journey
Like the citizens of most developing countries, Ghanaians are increasingly affected by climate change, despite bearing little responsibility for the emissions that have caused it. NRGI's Nafi Chinery writes that Ghana’s future nonetheless depends on its own leadership and effective planning.
Comment l’Afrique peut remporter la bataille de la transition énergétique
In this French-language op-ed for Jeune Afrique, NRGI experts outline how leaders in cobalt-rich countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, can best position themselves to benefit from and contribute to the energy transition.
Podcast: Fossil Fuels and Climate Change
In this episode of Sheila Khama's Extractives Podcast, NRGI’s Patrick Heller discusses what state-owned companies and their oil-dependent states are doing to respond to the climate crisis and what that means for their businesses and economies.
Supporting Just Transitions in the Oil and Gas Sector in Africa: The Role of External Actors
The climate imperative to reduce production and consumption of fossil fuels is well recognized. But what is less well understood and supported is the need to ensure that the world’s poorest citizens, many of whom live in resource-rich countries, are not left behind.
Podcast: L'avenir incertain de l'intérêt de la Chine pour le fer guinéen
The decision of the Guinean government to suspend the operations of the Simandou project had raised concerns in China. In this French-language podcast, NRGI’s Hervé Lado and Amadou Bah of Action Mines discuss the implications of this now-reversed decision.
African Mining Indaba: Managing ESG Risks in the African Context
This session at Indaba's Intergovernmental Forum on 11 May, featuring NRGI's Roger Vutsoro, will explore approaches to embedding rigor, data and transparency for successful resources growth, and how governments and financial institutions are preparing for the assessment of climate transition and physical risks.
Debt and Fiscal Governance: How Investors Can Use NRGI's Resource Governance Index for ESG Advocacy
In this investors' webinar hosted by the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance, NRGI's Erica Westenberg and Anna Fleming will discuss how NRGI strengthens global extractives governance standards and how investors can use NRGI's 2021 Resource Governance Index to promote sustainable development in resource-rich countries.
For Earth Day NRGI explored how investments and decisions made today can make a difference to citizens in resource-rich countries.
Managing Oil, Gas and Mining Governance in Exceptional Times
In these recordings from the NRGI-Blavatnik School event series, Oxford's Paul Collier explores extractive industry challenges in the era of rising commodity prices and the energy transition. Watch the videos.
OECD Integrity Forum: What Standards and Practices Can Prevent Corruption from Infiltrating Critical Mineral Supply Chains?
NRGI and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative held an online session at the 2022 OECD Integrity Forum on anticorruption and critical mineral supply chains.
NRGI in the news and on the web
Guinée: la transformation de la bauxite en question
Radio France Internationale
Stakeholders pick holes in Nigeria’s push for hydrocarbon maximisation
The Guardian (Nigeria)
Efforts Needed To Optimize Gas Production
How Ghana can map its energy transition journey
The Business & Financial Times
Why critical minerals are vital to Tanzania
The Citizen (Tanzania)
Ending Nigeria’s oil dependency
Premium Times (Nigeria)