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Website: Impact assessment, simply defined, is the process of identifying the future consequences of a current or proposed action. IAIA is a forum for advancing innovation, development, and communication of best practice in impact assessment. Their international membership promotes development of local and global capacity for the application of environmental, social, health and other forms of assessment in which sound science and full public participation provide a foundation for equitable and sustainable development.
The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining would like to invite applications for next year’s intake into our innovative and highly successful Graduate Program in Community Relations for the Resources Sector). The program, developed as a result of a partnership between the Minerals Council of Australia and the University of Queensland, is targeted at those working in community roles within the resources industry. It will commence next year with an intensive week delivered in Brisbane in February, with the remaining core courses for the Graduate Certificate delivered remotely in online mode. Further details and contacts can be downloaded here.
World Investment Report 2007 (WIR07) is the seventeenth in a series published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Report analyses the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) and puts a special focus in 2007 on the role of transnational corporations (TNCs) in the extraction of oil, gas, and metal minerals.
Integrating Social Concerns into Private Sector Decisionmaking: A Review of Corporate Practices in the Mining, Oil, and Gas Sectors
This publication deals with the integration of social concerns into project planning and development in the mining and oil and gas sectors. It explores the government, corporate, and NGO/community factors-referred to as critical success factors-which support the integration of social concerns. The primary focus is on corporations, and a series of recommendations are presented to assist corporations to manage the social aspects of their activities.
The goal of the mini-grants program is to support and enhance the capacity building efforts of mining-impacted indigenous communities to assure that mining projects do not adversely affect human, cultural, and the ecological health within their traditional territories.
Community foundations are tax-exempt charitable organizations created by and for the people of our communities throughout the United States. They enable people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about — immediately, or through their wills.
This briefing seeks to identify the risks and opportunities faced by companies with respect to managing indigenous rights issues and the ways in which these can materialise in the short to medium term for companies involved in resource sectors.
Covering Oil: A Reporter's Guide to Energy and Development provides journalists with practical information in easily understood language about the petroleum industry and the impact of petroleum on a producing country. The report contains tip sheets for reporters on stories to pursue and questions to ask. Sample stories are also included. A resource section recommends further reading. A glossary defines key financial, geological, and legal terms that can improve reporters' understanding of the literature on petroleum development. This is the second in a series of guides, published by the Revenue Watch project of the Open Society Institute, which target different audiences to help them break out of what has come to be called the"resource curse." Follow the Money, a guide for nongovernmental organizations monitoring government revenues from the development of natural resources, is available at www.revenuewatch.org.