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Civil Society members of the International Board of the EITI condemn Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine

Summary: ● International Civil Society members of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board condemn Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. ● We invite extractive and trading companies and governments to disclose all the information on oil and gas purchases from Russia, and to provide full details of their business relationships, including actual and planned […]

European Parliament signals increased scrutiny of oil, gas and mining companies, but proposal is light on details, say activists

Today, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament voted on its report on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), giving priority to developing transparency rules for oil, gas and mining industries. This is welcomed by the Publish What You Pay coalition, the global movement for open and accountable extractive industries. However, by refusing to […]

Strengthening our collaboration with civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2022, the global Publish What You Pay (PWYP) movement campaigning for transparent and accountable extractive industries will strengthen its presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. The majority of countries here extract oil, gas, and minerals, making this a key region for the natural resource governance agenda – even more so as the world […]

Women stake their claim for a share of Guinea’s ‘red gold’ boom

Instead of reaping the benefits of Guinea’s growing bauxite market, women have paid a heavy price for it. Now they’re trying to change this, writes Hadja Aicha Barry from Publish What You Pay Guinea. When Guinea’s President, Alpha Condé, was overthrown after 11 years in power on September 5 2021, international commentators were quick to […]

PWYP expresses unwavering support to people and its members in Ukraine

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) condemns the invasion of Ukraine and stands in solidarity with its people and our members.   The harrowing scenes of Ukrainians forced to flee their homes or to stand and fight, of their lives being upended or destroyed, and of their country being shattered, show extreme courage and personal sacrifice. The […]

Statement by the Civil Society Constituency of the EITI Board regarding the validation of the Philippines

As civil society representatives on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Board, we are deeply concerned that the EITI Board refuses to enforce rules in the EITI Standard that were developed specifically to safeguard civic space.  The Philippines was validated in April 2021. A report submitted by local civil society involved in EITI outlined […]

Registering fossil fuels, a key ingredient for a fair energy transition

The Global Registry of Fossil Fuels will enable country governments to track and report information on fossil fuel reserves, along with historic and planned future fossil fuel production, and expressed in terms of the carbon dioxide embedded within each project and extraction site.

Transparency’s next frontier – Why extractive industry procurement should be a focus of civil society

It is remarkable how far the global movement for transparency in extractive industries has come. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is now at fifty-five member countries, and civil society has successfully pressured governments in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada to adopt laws requiring their headquartered mining and oil and gas companies report revenue […]

Women and Natural Resource Governance in West Africa

The Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie, an association of the parliaments of Francophone countries, recently revealed in a study entitled ‘The role of women in the French-speaking world’s extractive sector’ that a third of the world’s mineral reserves comes from Africa, including more than half of all rare minerals. For example, Guinea is home to […]

Towards genuine climate justice : learning from COP26 and shaping PWYP’s role

I attended COP 26 in Glasgow earlier this month. This was the first time PWYP took part in a global climate conference since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was ratified in 1994 – a few years before PWYP was even born. This COP was highly anticipated as a key moment to […]

COP26 PWYP members statement

As world leaders meet at the COP26, more than 280 PWYP members ask them to ensure a just, people-centred and sustainable transition to a low carbon economy.

It’s time for Brazil to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

This article was originally published by Mongabay on 29 October 2021 “It’s like we don’t exist,” say people living near giant mines like Minas-Rio in Brazil’s mining heartland state of Minas Gerais. Though residents largely don’t benefit and live in fear of yet another environmental catastrophe caused by such mines like the Samarco Mariana & […]