Advocacy on Mining and Extractive Industries

Date: Thursday, 29th September 2022 09:30 – 11:30
Short summary: The Extractive Industries (EI) - mining and gas and oil production are a major source of revenue for many African countries. With a potential to drive local economic development for poor countries. However, its role in conflict and environmental risks often outweigh the opportunities that EI presents for most of these African Countries – the critical challenge to generate shared growth that translates into sustainable local economic development and the reduction of poverty prevail.

Facilitator: Lovedonia Mkansi – Environment & Energy project Coordinator, Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office
Speakers: Daisy Mukarakate – Regional Climate Policy Advisor, UNDP Regional Centre for Africa: The process of transition towards sustainable clean economies in the mining sector
Doreen Stabinsky – Faculty of Global Environmental Politics, College of the Atlantic: Unmasking false climate solutions in mining & related industries