Extractive Industries

Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

Date: June 7-18, 2021
Location: ONLINE

Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill: A Missed Opportunity to Prepare for the Zero-Carbon Future

By Solina Kennedy, Martin Dietrich Brauch, Perrine Toledano, and Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye
January 14, 2021

With Nigeria’s National Assembly debating the proposed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in the first quarter of 2021––after nearly two decades of attempted reform of the country’s petroleum sector––Nigeria has a unique opportunity to rethink the role of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria’s economy and build out the country’s energy sector and economic capacity for the long term.

Tackling Extractive Sector Corruption in Unstable Times: A Conversation Between Leila Kazemi and Alexandra Gillies

Date: Oct 28, 2020, 9:30am-10:30am EDT
Location: ONLINE

Equipping the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for the Low-Carbon Transition How Are Other National Oil Companies Adapting?

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) persistent governance challenges have both hampered Nigeria’s oil sector development and deprived the country of public resources. The oil, climate, and COVID-19 crises and the ramp-up of the low-carbon transition exacerbate this reality, with the national oil company (NOC) delivering sub-optimal returns to its stakeholders. Other NOCs have taken… read more

Best Practices in Data Driven Development Planning in Mining Regions

Strategic development planning has long been used by private and public sectors to guide actions that will lead to a determined goal in the medium- to long-term. The SDG framework has helped to create a common language of what development means, what the global objectives are by 2030, and how progress can be measured. With… read more

Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

Date: June 1-12, 2020
Location: Online

Don’t Throw Caution to the Wind: In the Green Energy Transition, Not All Critical Minerals Will Be Goldmines

The green energy transition will be exceedingly mineral intensive and rosy forecasts for projected mineral demand are suggesting promising opportunities for developing countries. This paper highlights uncertain terrain upon which these bullish forecasts rest. Governments, international actors and mining advocates seeking to optimize the value of green energy mineral reserves should heed caution when pursuing and promoting the mining of critical minerals. This paper offers specific recommendations.

Understanding and Mitigating COVID-19 Oil Price Impacts

By Tom Mitro
May 20, 2020

A Review of Sierra Leone’s Mines and Minerals Act

With the support of Oxfam, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment reviewed select provisions in the Mines and Minerals Act 2009 and corresponding policy statements from the Minerals Policy 2018 to provide recommendations for how to best align the anticipated new mining law with international best practice. The 2009 law was reviewed with a focus on the… read more

Preparing Legal Frameworks for Environmental Disasters: Practical Considerations for Host States

This report sets forth specific steps that host-governments can take during the pre-investment, operation, and enforcement phases of extractives projects to provide financial and other protection in the context of environmental disasters associated with private sector investments.