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2005 Minerals Yearbook:  Congo (Kinshasa) image

2005 Minerals Yearbook: Congo (Kinshasa)

This annual review is designed to provide timely statistical data on mineral commodities in the Democratic Republic of the congo. DRC was a producer of cobalt, columbium (niobium) and tantalum, copper, germanium, gold, tin, and zinc ores, and small amounts of steel and refined cobalt. The country also produced cement …


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2006 Minerals Yearbook: Congo (Kinshasa)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo played a globally significant role in the world’s production of cobalt and diamond. In 2006, the country’s share of the world’s cobalt production amounted to 38%; industrial diamond, 28%; and gem-quality diamond, 6%. Congo accounted for about 49% of the world …


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A Climate of Conflict (Sida version)

Climate change is upon us and its physical effects have started to unfold. That is the broad scientific consensus expressed in the Fourth Assessment Review of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change. This report takes this finding as its starting point and looks at the social and human consequences that …


A Climate of Conflict: The Links Between Climate Change, Peace and War image

A Climate of Conflict: The Links Between Climate Change, Peace and War

Climate change is upon us and its physical effects have started to unfold. That is the broad scientific consensus expressed in the Fourth Assessment Review of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change. This report takes this finding as its starting point and looks at the social and human consequences that …


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A Draft Convention on Illicit Trade in Precious Metals and Precious Gems

EWI Senior Fellow Jonas Hartelius puts forward a draft convention to create a legal framework for transparent and responsible trade in precious metals and gems. Unregulated or illegal production and trade in precious metals, such as platinum, and precious gems, such as diamonds, have become a source of funding for …


A Green New Deal: Joined-up policies to solve the triple crunch of the credit crisis, climate change and high oil prices image

A Green New Deal: Joined-up policies to solve the triple crunch of the credit crisis, climate change and high oil prices

The global economy is facing a "triple crunch": a combination of a credit-fuelled financial crisis, accelerating climate change and soaring energy prices underpinned by encroaching peak oil. It is increasingly clear that these three overlapping events threaten to develop into a perfect storm, the like of which has not been …


A near miss? Lessons learnt from the allocation of mining licences in the Gola Forest Reserve in Sierra Leone image

A near miss? Lessons learnt from the allocation of mining licences in the Gola Forest Reserve in Sierra Leone

Between 2005 and 2007, two mining licences were issued in the Gola Forest Reserve in Sierra Leone, even though the area was a proposed national park. This new report identifies weaknesses in Sierra Leone's natural resource governance and attempts to draw lessons for the future.


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A Resource Guide to Corporate Human Rights Reporting

While a growing number of tools related to human rights and business provide useful guidance for companies, most do not provide detailed information on human rights reporting. This guide is intended to help companies begin a process of identifying human rights-relevant issues in their operations and to assist in translating …


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A Secure Europe in a Better World: European Security Strategy

The European Security Strategy was approved by the European Council held in Brussels on 12 December 2003 and drafted under the responsibilities of the EU High Representative Javier Solana. The ESS is the policy document that guides the EU’s international security strategy. It addresses the need for a comprehensive …


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A sustainable EU policy for the High North

European Parliament resolution of 20 January 2011 on a sustainable EU policy for the High North (2009/2214(INI)) The European Parliament adopted a resolution on a sustainable EU policy for the High North, in response to the Commission Communication on the EU and the Arctic Region. It stresses the …