2018 Decommissioning Insight Report

UK Oil and Gas Authority | URL | 2019

Oil & Gas UK’s 2018 Decommissioning Insight Report provides a fresh insight into UK’s decommissioning market over the next ten years (2018-27) as well as wider North Sea activity in Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands. In doing so it expands the information available to operators planning to decommi...

North Sea Oil and Gas Rig Decommissioning & Re-use Opportunity Report

The RSA Great Recovery & Zero Waste Scotland Programme | Document | 2019

This study explores how to realise the value which the application of circular economy principles could bring to the Oil & Gas decommissioning industry. The report identifies six classes of asset which appear to provide re-use opportunities. It presents a generic process for assessing and devel...

Global Warming of 1.5 °C (summary for policy makers)

IPCC | Document | 2018

An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

Transition of Global Governance of Energy and Extractive Sectors: Proliferation of Transparency and Accountability Initiatives

Oil, Gas and Energy Law Journal | Document | 2018

The number of transparency initiatives in the energy and extractives sectors are on the rise. This paper aims to provide a navigating tool and guide to these frameworks that are important to achieve the SDGs and Paris Agreement goals. This paper provides a synopsis of relevant databases, digital kno...

The Politics of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and their Reform

Cambridge University Press | Document | 2018

Fossil fuel subsidies strain public budgets and contribute to climate change and local air pollution. Despite widespread agreement among experts about the benefits of reforming fossil fuel subsidies, repeated international commitments to eliminate them, and valiant efforts by some countries to re...

Green Conflict Minerals: The fuels of conflict in the transition to a low-carbon economy

International Institute for Sustainable Development | Document | 2018

The mining sector will play a key role in the transition toward a low-carbon future. The technologies required to facilitate this shift, including wind turbines, solar panels and improved energy storage, all require significant mineral and metal inputs and, absent any dramatic technological advanc...

Gold and Climate Change: An Introduction

World Gold Council | Document | 2018

Gold is rare; as with other precious metals, a lot of ore is mined and processed to produce small amounts of pure metal. Consequently, gold production uses a lot of energy. On a per volume basis, therefore, it has a relatively high Green House Gas intensity. This report is an initial study carried o...

The rise of renewables and energy transition: what adaptation strategy for oil companies and oil-exporting countries?

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies | Document | 2018

The energy landscape is changing rapidly with far-reaching implications for global energy industries and actors, including oil companies and oil-exporting countries. These rapid changes introduce uncertainty in multiple dimensions, the most important of which is the speed of transition. While the ...

Managing Mining for Sustainable Development: A Sourcebook

UNDP | Document | 2018

This sourcebook brings together existing knowledge, experiences and tools to help equip governments and communities in resourcerich countries and regions to manage mining in a way that is consistent with their aspirations for sustainable development. The premise of this sourcebook is that it i...

Voices from the mine: Artisanal diamonds and resource governance in Sierra Leone - Advanced Preview

University of Bath and Humanity United | youtube | 2018

This is an advanced preview of the 30-minute film by Dr Roy Maconachie which focuses on resource governance in Sierra Leone’s artisanal diamond mining sector. It sheds new light on the value chain from mine to market, documenting the stories of the different stakeholders involved, highlighting the r...

Methane glossary

International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association | Document | 2018

The glossary aims to support the industry and other stakeholders in the use of consistent terminology, and to improve confidence in understanding and managing methane emission sources to further improve performance in reducing methane emissions.

Resourcing Green Technologies through Smart Mineral Enterprise Development: A Case Analysis of Cobalt

Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment | Document | 2018

In this report, authors argue that a neglected area in addressing the mineral scarcity challenge is the private sector’s current trajectory for geological mineral exploration of key minerals and innovative initiatives on material efficiency and recycling where possible. We term this approach Smar...

Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future

World Bank | Document | 2018

The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018 begins with a review of global and regional trends in wealth over the past two decades and provides examples of how wealth accounts can be used for the analysis of development patterns. Several chapters discuss the new work on human capital and its application in ...

Climate Technology Centre and Network (website)

Climate Technology Centre and Network | URL | 2018

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) provides technical assistance in response to requests submitted by developing countries via their nationally-selected focal points, or National Designated Entities (NDEs). Upon receipt of such requests, the Centre quickly mobilizes its global Network ...

Climate legislation – countries, regions, territories

the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Sabin Center on Climate Change Law at the Columbia Law School | URL | 2018

Climate Change Laws of the World databases cover climate change legislation and policies globally. The databases also feature climate litigation cases from 25 countries. The data are maintained jointly by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of E...

Law no. 2017-1839 on the end of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons and diverse dispositions related to energy and the environment

French National Assembly | Document | 2017

The law no. 2017-1839, voted in its final version on December 19th, 2017, and published on December 31st, 2017, modifies a number of articles from the French mining code (PDF) and imposes an end to all activities of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon fossil fuels on the French territory, in...

Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

Grantham Institute on Climate Change and Environment | URL | 2017

Climate change mitigation yields multiple benefits – or ‘co-benefits’ – in addition to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Many co-benefits, such as diminished local air pollution resulting from reduced use of fossil fuels, occur in the short run, are relatively certain to be achieved, and ar...

Climate Change Laws of the World databases

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment | URL | 2017

Climate Change Laws of the World databases cover climate change legislation and policies in 177 countries, up from 99 countries in 2015. They include the world’s 50 largest greenhouse gas emitters and 95 of the top 100 emitters. Together they account for nearly 95 per cent of global greenhouse gas e...

Colombia: Climate Change and Extractives (Webpage - in Spanish)

Colombia Ministry of Mines and Energy | URL | 2017

This webpage from Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy describes the climate change mitigation efforts of the country’s extractives industry. It provides detailed information on the Office of Environmental and Social Affairs’ emission reduction plans and relevant laws. The webpage also lists the ...

Establishing Development Linkages in the Extractive Industry: Lessons from the Field

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development | Document | 2017

The background note summarizes the lessons learned from the ongoing UNCTAD technical cooperation project, entitled “Strengthening the capacity of the Economic Community of Central African States to enhance development linkages from the mineral resources sector”. The project is funded by the ninth...