Climate Change and Extractives: Resource Development Options and Considerations for Governments

Chatham House/Adam Smith International | Document | 2017

This table details a range of options provided in a 2016 Chatham House report, as described in the "Resource development options and considerations for governments" section of the "Climate Change and Extractives" topic overview on the Extractives Hub.

Left Stranded? Extractives-Led Growth in a Carbon-Constrained World

Chatham House | Document | 2016

This report argues that Governments and societies currently relying on their extractive resources to drive long-term national development will need to understand and manage the evolving risks and opportunities of a carbon-constrained world. It sets out the parameters of the emerging debate, with spe...

Paris Agreement on Climate Change

United Nations | Document | 2015

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change was published in December 2015 and came into effect on 4 November 2016 after it was ratified by more than 55 countries, which together contribute approximately 55% of global emissions. Contrary to most global agreements it has a ‘bottom-up’ structure. This mean...

The Growing Role of Minerals and Metals for a Low Carbon Future

World Bank | Document | 2017

The rise of green energy technologies required for a low-carbon future is expected to lead to significant growth in demand for a wide range of minerals and metals, such as aluminum, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, steel, and zinc and rare earth minerals, according to a new World Ba...

Achieving Natural Resource Justice. Extractive Industries Global Program Strategic Plan 2016 - 2019

Oxfam America | Document | 2016

This is the 2016 – 2019 Strategic Plan for the Oxfam International Extractive Industries (EI) Global Program. Oxfam has set Focus Goals, Engagement Goals and Operational Goals for achieving natural resource justice. The Focus Goals (financial transparency, expenditure accountability and tax justice;...

Why we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground

The Guardian | youtube | 2015

This short video explains why we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground, presenting the impacts from extractive industries on the environment. It also touches upon the idea of 'Keep it in the Ground', a campaign about moving away from coal, oil and natural gas and towards renewable energy future....

Climate Change & Extractives Topic

Adam Smith International | URL | 2017

This is the URL to the "Climate Change & Extractives" Topic page on the Extractives Hub.

Water management in mining: a selection of case studies

International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) | Document | 2012

This publication provides a collection of case studies of leading practice on water management by ICMM member companies and other responsible actors in the mining industry. The case studies illustrate a number of innovative approaches to finding sustainable solutions to water issues in this sec...

Closing Coal: Economic and Moral Incentives

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2014

Climate policy requires that much of the world’s reserves of fossil fuels remain unburned. This paper makes the case for implementing this directly through policy to close the global coal industry. Coal is singled out because of its high emissions intensity, low rents per unit value, local environme...

Rapid Desk-Based Evidence Search to Support a Business Case for Support to Afghanistan’s Transport, Energy and Water Infrastructure Sectors

Dr Yusaf Samiullah | Document | 2014

This HelpDesk Report gives an overview on the evidence to found to support a business case for supporting Afghanistan’s water, transport and energy infrastructure sectors. The report contains the state of Afghanistan’s economy and growth, an overview of infrastructure and the extractive industries, ...

Extractive Resource Development in a Changing Climate: Learning the Lessons From Extreme Weather Events in Queensland, Australia

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) | Document | 2013

This report presents findings from a research project that investigates the nature and scope of climatic extremes experienced since 2000 in Central Queensland’s coal mining region. It examines the direct and flow-on impacts of extreme events on the mining industry and other stakeholders, and the res...

The Role of Domestic Court and International Arbitration in Ensuring Climate Justice in Bangladesh

Barrister Tapas K. Baul and Umme Wara | Document | 2014

In this article, the authors analyse the Niko case to evaluate the avenues available to the climate victims of Bangladesh. The authors also discuss the pros and cons of both national court and international arbitration. The paper looks at why international bodies, e.g., Niko, prefer arbitration as a...

Assessing climate change risks and opportunities for investors: Mining and Minerals Processing Sector

Dr Michael H Smith, Australian National University | Document | 2013

The mining and minerals processing sector already is financially vulnerable to the consequences of extreme weather events such as drought, bushfires, high temperatures and flooding. Climate change is forecast to increase the exposure of this sector to climate, energy and carbon price risks. M...

Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas

UNDP, IFC and IPIECA | Document | 2017

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 goals, represents the world’s plan of action for overcoming poverty while protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize that economic growth needs to be accomp...

A greener dragon? Climate change lessons and opportunities for cooperation between China and Australia

Brigadier Natasha Fox | Document | 2016

China’s commitment to climate change mitigation is an important economic issue for Australia. As China is Australia’s largest trading partner, any adjustments China makes to its economy will impact the Australian economy. China has been signalling the importance of the environment and climate to its...

The Cost of Carbon Pricing: Competitiveness Implications for the Mining and Metals Industry

ICMM | Document | 2013

ICMM report which assesses how best to develop carbon pricing policies that achieve a transition to a low carbon economy without compromising the ability of national industries to compete internationally. The report analyzes the state of play for iron ore, copper, aluminum, and coal in the EU, South...

Fossil Fuel Producers Under Threat

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2016

Oil and gas producers face three threats: prolonged low oil and gas prices, tightening of climate policy and a tough budget on cumulative carbon emissions, and technological innovation producing cheap substitutes for oil and gas. These threats pose real risks of putting oil and gas producers out of ...

The Role of Coal in Southeast Asia’s Power Sector and Implications for Global and Regional Coal Trade

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies | Document | 2016

This report discusses the role of coal in Southeast Asia's power sector. Southeast Asia is home to the largest steam coal exporter, Indonesia, but these exports are decreasing. The region also houses booming coal importing countries, such as Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam (which t...

South Sudan's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (draft) responding the negative impacts of climate change

Ministry of the Environment, South Sudan | Document | 2017

Presentation: Opportunities for Investors in the Petroleum and Minerals Sectors By His Excellency The Minister of Petroleum and Mining. The Minister notes: 1. South Sudan is rich in mineral deposits including gold, uranium, iron, copper, diamonds and more; 2. With independence, the Government of Sou...

Climate Change: A Glossary of Terms (5th edition)

IPIECA | Document | 2012

The publication defines and explains many of the terms commonly used at the climate change negotiations and other meetings.