COP26Events: Toward a Just and Equitable Energy Transition for Resource-Rich Countries
As leaders gather in Glasgow to plan how best to move away from fossil fuels, they must not ignore the needs of low- and middle-income resource-producing countries. During COP26, public-facing events from NRGI and partners will explore ways to promote a just and inclusive transition; most can be joined remotely. These include:
- Transition to Net Zero: Are Extractives-Dependent Economies Prepared for the Risks and Opportunities? (4 November, from EITI, Chatham House and NRGI; read EITI's new related report)
- Climate Change and New Petroleum Producing Countries: Forging a New Path towards an Equitable and Just Energy Transition (10 November, from the New Producers Group, the Commonwealth Secretariat and NRGI)
- The Energy Transition and the Far-Reaching Implications (12 November, from Carbon Tracker, featuring NRGI's Nafi Chinery)
The Production Gap
Last week SEI, IISD, ODI, E3G and UNEP warned that governments’ planned fossil fuel production remains dangerously out of sync with Paris Agreement limits. Their report includes analysis by NRGI experts on the role of national oil companies and the crucial importance of transparency of state enterprises.
National Oil Companies and Climate Change
On 9 November, IISD and NRGI will publish guidance for climate advocates seeking to address the role of state-owned oil companies in climate mitigation. Meanwhile, revisit the event and blog series on the same subject.
NRGI president and CEO Suneeta Kaimal spoke with more than 200 partners and peers around the world about challenges and opportunities in natural resource governance. In this videoshe shares what she learned.
Democratizing the Benefits of Natural Resources: Anticorruption and Public Accountability in the Extractive Sector and Energy Transition
Corruption in the oil, gas and mineral sector undermines the efforts of resource-rich countries to democratize, prosper and address the climate crisis. Ahead of the Summit for Democracy, NRGI and partners offer five commitments that governments should make to fight extractive sector corruption.
Achieving Impact in a Virtual Era: NRGI's Journey to Adapt and Innovate
To meet the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, NRGI has adapted in innovative and responsive ways.
NRGI and ETH-Nadel's advanced course in resource governance concludes in November. Meet three of the participants: Uganda's Siragi Magara Luyima, Madagascar's Joëlle Ravelomanantsoa and Jimmy Munguriek from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Renewed Relevance of Resource Governance in the Age of Energy Transition
NRGI and ETH-NADEL will host an online discussion on renewed challenges for resource-rich countries amid the energy transition as part of the closing of the “Natural Resource Governance and Development: Policies and Practice” advanced course. The event is open to the public.
Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development’s Annual General Meeting
NRGI's Suneeta Kaimal joined ICMM's Nicky Black and others at the IGF annual meeting to discuss new thinking and unusual collaborations for building resilience in mineral-rich countries. Read the summary.
Gobernanza del litio en México: lecciones desde otros países de América Latina
NRGI, ECLAC's and the German Corporation for International Cooperation will host a Spanish-language event to present the comparative experiences of Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Peru on the role of the state and private actors in the extraction and processing of lithium.
NRGI in the news and on the web
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Senegal's Oil and Gas Prospects Amid the Energy Transition
RTE Radio 1 (Ireland)
Nigeria’s oil sector governance weak, says NRGI
Indice de gouvernance des mines : la RDC peut mieux faire
Makanisi (Dem. Rep. of Congo)
Why transparency in mining contracts is vital
The Guardian (Tanzania)