Global Extraction Networks

Politics of Extraction

Category: Stakeholder

Third-party ESG Rating Agencies on Extractive Companies

By: Qiu Quan Kua
qiu.kua@graduateinstitute.ch
Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are widely used by … Read More

December 31, 2018

‘Conflict-free’ Minerals Initiatives – Goals Achieved?

 

Source: Lynsey Addario—Getty Images Reportage for TIME

In response to the increasing awareness about the li… Read More

December 31, 2018

Galamsey in Ghana — to ban or not to ban?

 

(National Geographic, 2018)

It is estimated that 1.1 million people work under small-scale mining (SSM) in Gha… Read More

December 31, 2018

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues Matter

Due to time constraints, I could not elaborate more on the facets of multi-stakeholder dialogues in my group presentat… Read More

December 31, 2018

Track and Discourage: Global Responses to Flaring

When drillers produce crude oil from onshore or offshore industrial petroleum wells, the yield is typically accompan… Read More

December 31, 2018

High Modernism and The Aral Sea disaster

 

Aralsk, Kazakhstan. 2005

Source: Christopher Herwig photography

The Aral Sea, located between the Southern K… Read More

December 31, 2018

Transnational Corporations, Indigenous Peoples and the Ambiguity of the Law: Some Thoughts on Current Developments in the Area of Business and Indigenous Rights

A Judgment in South Africa

Sometimes, one’s studies and the developments of the “real world” come together in su… Read More

December 29, 2018

What is the role of Indigenous people in the fight against climate change?

Recently, I came across an interesting article entitled, “The Key role of indigenous people in global climate c… Read More

December 26, 2018

Coltan Mining in Congo: What We Should Know

In this world of technology, most of us possess electronic gadgets. But how often do we stop to think about the mineral co… Read More

December 17, 2018

Business and Human Rights in the Extractive sector – Impressions from the 2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

From 26-28thof November 2018, the United Nations Forum on Business and Huma… Read More

December 10, 2018