Oil and mineral-producing countries face new governance challenges in the wake of ongoing climate change and energy transition.
How does the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) assess the risks these countries face? How does it help civil society and governments to deal with those risks? How does it work with countries to speed up their adaptation to global trends and build more sustainable and inclusive economies? What is the role of objective indicators and regular assessments to drive positive change and promote transparency, accountability, and reform? What lessons has NRGI learned from working in a dozen resource-rich countries in Latin America, Middle East/North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa? How can institutional investors be of help?
NRGI is an independent, non-profit organization consisting of 80 professionals who support informed, inclusive decision-making about natural resources and the energy transition. The organization envisions a world where natural resources enable fair, prosperous, and sustainable societies – instead of undermining them. This, achieving inclusive resource governance and a just transition to sustainable economies, is vital in resource-rich countries.
From optimally governing the extraction of metals needed for green technologies to decisions about the fossil fuels that are overheating our atmosphere, many of the keys to sustainable development lie in resource-rich countries, where NRGI partners with reformers in civil society and government to design and implement just policies based on evidence and citizen priorities.
Ana Carolina Gonzalez Espinosa, Senior Director for Programs, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Arturo C. Porzecanski, Senior Advisor, EMIA (moderator)