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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

Governance of Extractive Industries: Changes, Opportunities and Challenges

Date: June 13, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

The New Frontiers of Sovereign Investment

Edited by Malan Rietveld and Perrine Toledano (Columbia University Press, May 2017). Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) can be effective tools for national resources revenue management. These state-owned investments, funded by commodity exports, foreign exchange reserves, or other national assets, are adaptable to the challenges posed by financial shocks and have been successfully employed in an increasing… read more

Briefing Note: A Collaborative Approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments

This briefing note, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, outlines a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment. The aim of this… read more