Extractive Industries

How International Oil Companies Could Assist the Republic of Cyprus to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: A Conversation Starter

This policy paper is addressed to International Oil Companies (IOCs), public officials and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) involved in the natural gas industry in Cyprus. There is currently no conversation happening in Cyprus on how the oil and gas industry could help Cyprus achieve their Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, this paper hopes to initiate a debate… read more

Amicus Brief – Tutela: Mansarovar Energy Colombia Ltd. v. Tribunal Administrativo del Meta

CCSI submitted an amicus brief to the Constitutional Court of Colombia concerning the Tutela hearing of Mansarovar Energy Colombia Ltd. v. Tribunal Administrativo del Meta (The Consulta Popular of Cumaral, Meta). The hearing concerned a challenge by Mansarovar Energy Colombia Limited of a municipal-wide referendum (the Consulta Popular) concerning whether or not the extraction of… read more

Renewable Energy and the SDGs: Exploring Links with Extractives, Agriculture, and Land Use

Date: September 24, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Fl, Central Park Room

Why politics matter for technical assistance, in Guyana and beyond

By Michael Jarvis
September 19, 2018

With the announcement of yet more oil, Guyana is back in the news. While much ink has been spilled on what Guyana will do with its newfound riches, not much is being written about the role of donors and advisers in this context. To maximize impact of technical recommendations, these development practitioners must navigate the thorny task of integrating political considerations into technical recommendations.

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Implementing the Ahafo Benefit Agreements: Seeking Meaningful Community Participation at Newmont’s Ahafo Gold Mine in Ghana

In 2008, ten communities in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana entered into agreements with Newmont Ghana to govern company-community relations, ensure local job creation, and share the benefits of the company’s mining operations. Ten years later, this report, co-authored by Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI), African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP), CCSI, and… read more

Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

Date: June 4-15, 2018
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 546

Critical Minerals For Green Technologies

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires the world to adopt ‘green technologies’ such as renewable energies and electric transportation at an unprecedented scale. While many countries have implemented policies to spur the adoption of such technologies, a lack of focus has been placed on the sourcing of minerals that are required as inputs…. read more

International Gas Outlook and Implications for Developing Tanzania’s Gas Projects

In the frame of its partnership with Uongozi – Tanzania, CCSI drafted a brief that reviews recent international gas developments, the outlook in this regard and implications for the development of proposed offshore gas projects in Tanzania. As the country aims to benefit from its gas discoveries by increasing its domestic gas use, it also outlines some… read more

Data Dive on Extractive Industries & Sustainable Development

Date: November 17-18, 2017
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Annex

Roundtable on Gender, Land and Extractive Investments

Date: November 10, 2017
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Annex