Preparing in advance for potential investors: Guide 1 for community members and advocates interacting with potential investors

CCSI and Namati | URL | 2018

Deciding whether or not to allow an investor to use community lands and natural resources is one of the most important decisions a community can make. When negotiations are conducted fairly and inclusively, investments may result in the creation of jobs, provision of much-needed infrastructure such ...


Community-Investor Negotiation Guide 2: Negotiating Contracts with Investors

Namati and CCSI | URL | 2018

Deciding whether or not to allow an investor to use community lands and natural resources is one of the most important decisions a community can make. When negotiations are conducted fairly and inclusively, investments may result in the creation of jobs, provision of much-needed infrastructure such ...


Issue 16: Negotiations

The Exractives Hub | Document | 2018

This issue of the Extract focuses on Negotiations. States and investors approach contract negotiations with different goals. Whilst it is in their mutual interest to balance conflicting priorities to achieve the efficient and mutually-profitable exploration and production of extractives resources, t...


Risk Allocation in Oil and Gas Contracts By Way of Indemnity, Exclusion and Limitation of Liability

Valentine Ataka | Document | 2018

This report presents an analysis of the various standard clauses used in the Oil and Gas Industry to apportion liability. The discussion focuses on standard provisions for indemnity, exclusion and limitation of liability and relies on examples from various model contracts, industry practice around t...


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.


Petroleum Agreement among Government of Ghana, Ghana Petroleum Corporation ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Ghana in Respect of Deepwater Cape Three Points Block Offshore of Republic of Ghana

Government of Ghana | Document | 2017

The agreement signed between Government of Ghana and ExxonMobil to increase activities in Ghana’s oil exploration activities. According to the agreement the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) taking 15% of total proceeds accrued whiles ExxonMobil takes 80% of the proceeds with the remaining...


Tanzania’s New Natural Resources Legislation: What Will Change?

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2017

Tanzania’s parliament passed three pieces of legislation on 3 and 4 July 2017 that make significant changes to the legal and institutional frameworks governing oil, gas and mineral extraction: (1) the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2017 (“Amendments Act”), (2) the Natural Wealth and ...


Good Neighbour Agreement

Northern Plains Resource Council | URL | 2017

For years, Northern Plains members fought against Stillwater Mining Company to protect water quality and the communities in Stillwater and Sweetgrass Counties. In 2000, spurred by action taken by Northern Plains members, the two sides came to the table and negotiated an agreement to extend protectio...


The Negotations Portal

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment | URL | 2016

The Negotiations Portal aims to address the information-sharing and coordination gap by improving the accessibility and visibility of useful tools, resources as well as technical support available to assist governments in the investment process.


EITI and CONNEX: Lessons, Challenges and Complementarity

EITI | Document | 2016

This report highlights the points of complementarity between CONNEX and EITI, with case studies that explore the challenges facing four EITI countries on the issue of contract negotiation and how CONNEX can contribute expertise and assistance. It sets out some key recommendations for improving compl...


Paris Mismatches: The Impact of the COP21 Climate Change Negotiations on the Oil and Gas Industries

Chatham House | Document | 2016

This paper analyses the impact of international climate action agreed at the COP21 meeting held in Paris in December 2015 on the oil and gas sector. It includes summaries of the relevant aspects of the individual Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) of China, the EU, India, Japan,...


EI Sourcebook Chapter 5: Contract Negotiations

EI Sourcebook | Document | 2016

This document is Chapter 5 of the EI Sourcebook, focusing on contract negotiations. Contracts and licenses contain a diverse subject matter. As a result, their negotiation, probably on the basis of a model, will require considerable expertise. Often this will cross disciplines, involving law, geolog...


Emerging Practices in Community Development Agreements

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment | Document | 2016

A Community Development Agreement (CDA) can be a vital mechanism for ensuring that local communities benefit from large-scale investment projects, such as mines or forestry concessions. In formalizing agreements between an investor and a project-affected community, CDAs set out how the benefits of a...


Community Agreements and Mining: A New Frontier for Social Impact Investments

RTC Impact Fund and One Earth Future | Document | 2015

One Earth Future Foundation and RTC Impact Fund developed this study to explore the role that an impact investment fund may have in the negotiation of mining-related community agreements. Key insights are discussed in the report, arising from a review of relevant literature in select jurisdictions, ...


Africa Oil Governance Report

Africa Centre for Energy Policy | Document | 2015

Good oil governance calls for utmost attention in Africa as the region’s oil industry is bedevilled by several governance challenges. The Africa Oil Governance Report therefore presents the governance efforts and lapses of the eighteen member countries of the African Petroleum Producers Associat...


Side-by-side Comparison of the Brazil-Mozambique and Brazil-Angola Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements

International Institute for Sustainable Development | Document | 2015

Unlike traditional bilateral investment treaties (BITs), which are geared towards investor protection, CIFAs focus less on investor protection and more on institutional arrangements and agendas for investment facilitation and cooperation. They promote amicable ways to settle disputes and propose sta...


IISD Handbook on Mining Contract Negotiations for Developing Countries - Volume I: Preparing for Success

International Institute for Sustainable Development | Document | 2015

This document is the first volume of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)’s handbook on mining contract negotiations for developing countries. This volume provides a comprehensive view of preparing for success. Many governments lack the experience or human resources to prep...


IISD Handbook on Mining Contract Negotiations for Developing Countries Volume 1: Preparing for Success

International Institute for Sustainable Development | Document | 2015

This guide is for developing countries that are engaged in various levels of mining negotiations with mining companies. Volume 1 provides a comprehensive view of preparing for success.


Southern Africa resource barometer

Southern Africa Resource Watch | Document | 2015

Since 2000, oil and mineral commodity prices have been undergoing a strong and steady rise, mainly due to increasing demand from China, India and other emerging economies. However, while the profits of big international corporations have sharply increased, commodity-producing African countries have ...


IISD Handbook on Mining Contract Negotiations for Developing Countries Volume I: Preparing for Success

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | Document | 2015

This international Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Handbook is designed to help guide developing countries through the process of negotiating investment contracts with mining companies taking a clear purpose and approach: the role mining can play in supporting and promoting sustainable ...