Extractive Industries

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

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

Designing a Legal Regime to Capture Capital Gains Tax on Indirect Transfers of Mineral and Petroleum Rights: A Practical Guide

When a local asset (or a right relating to such asset) is sold, a country will generally have jurisdiction to levy a capital gains tax on the sale, both under domestic law and international treaty. This is called taxation of a “direct” transfer of a local asset. However, taxation becomes increasingly complicated when a company located… read more

Operationalizing the SDGs in the Extractive Industries: Private Sector Experiences and Opportunities

Date: September 21, 2017, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Convene Conference Center, 730 Third Ave, New York

Executive Training Program on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

Date: June 5-16, 2017
Location: Columbia University