Category Archives: Sustainable Policies

Linking Extractive Industries and the Sustainable Development Goals

Extractive industries have a vast global footprint and present a primary sector in many countries. Approximately 3,5 billion people live in countries rich in oil, gas or minerals. In 2010, it was estimated that the formal mining sector alone employed more than 3,7 million workers, with a further 25 million people working in artisanal and…
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What does the Paris Agreement mean for the future of the Extractive Industries

With last December’s Paris Agreement, the world community agreed on reducing the emission of greenhouse gases severely with the aim to limit global warming. What exactly is agreed on? And even more important from the WGEI perspective: how does it affect the extractive industries? (By Marcoen Roelofs & Jeroen Doornbos, Netherlands Court of Audit) After…
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