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The objectives of this report are to: (i) develop a better understanding of the potential contributions of civil society to peacebuilding; (ii) analyze comparative advantages, limitations, risks, and critical factors; and (iii) provide guidance to external actors supporting civil society initiatives for peacebuilding.
The World Economic Forum’s Responsible Mineral Development Initiative (RMDI) was launched to explore the views, priorities and concerns of key stakeholders on mineral development, and to seek answers on what works, what does not, where discontent and frustration most commonly arise, and where improvements should occur.
This workshop in Calgary addressed indigenous rights in North America.This report highlights the key messages raised by speakers throughout the workshop and seeks to give a synopsis of the presentations, panel discussions and question and answer sessions.
Measurement Demystified: Determining the Value of Corporate Community Involvement presents the findings of our benchmarking study and organizes the lessons of other companies into a constructive framework for measuring value, rounded out with real-life examples of these processes in action. It is the wish of the author's that the readers of this paper use this report for guidance, and, above all, inspiration.
The purpose of this work is to help track progress, generate greater accountability and build demand for closing the gaps between local government decision-making and environmental improvements. The environmental governance readiness assessment diagnostic, which is a primary output of this work, will enable a quick quantification of the performance and capabilities of local policymakers, local service providers and local communities towards improving environmental management of green (i.e. ecosystem and natural resource issues) and brown (i.e. urban environment issues).
June 30, 2011
The Relevance of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to the Mining Sector and the Promotion of Sustainable Development
This paper examines the relevance of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to the mining sector and how they might help foster investment that promotes sustainable development.
Drawing the connections between people’s health and the environments in which we live, this groundbreaking book empowers health promoters, development workers, educators, activists, community leaders and ordinary people to take charge of their communities’ health.
At IAIA’96 in Estoril, Portugal, a special session was held on “The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Global Guidelines Project.” The session discussed the need for principles of, and guidance on, impact assessment in response to an emerging interest in international standards. Participants at the Estoril session recommended that IAIA should develop principles of “best practice” for environmental impact assessment, recognizing that a similar process had been followed successfully for social impact assessment. This initiative was undertaken in collaboration with the Institute of Environmental Assessment, UK.