Costs of Mining Webinar (video)

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February 29, 2012. This webinar that investigates the relationships and distinctions between artisanal and commercial mining and the impacts of SEC policies on the sector and the livelihoods of local people, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (1hr)


Kristina Svensson - Operations Officer, World Bank Oil, Gas, and Mining Department

Michael Jarvis - Program Leader, World Bank Governance for Extractive Industries

Peter Veit - Project Manager, Equity, Poverty, and Environment Initiative, World Resources Institute

Anne-Gaelle Javelle - Associate, Institutions and Governance Program, World Resources Institute

Note: The mining group Rio Tinto was mentioned in this webinar as one of the companies holding titles in protected areas. WRI later found that the boundaries of one of the protected areas (the Okapi Reserve) were incorrect in one geodataset, which accounted for the overlap. Rio Tinto’s holdings in the Democratic Republic of Congo do not encroach upon any protected area.


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    by Private on Sep 28, 2012
    In fact, the GIS dataset which represents the Okapi Reserve's boundaries is indeed correct. The issues therefore amount to the Mining Ministry not possessing accurate data, which facilitated in this case, the ceding of a concession which slightly overlaps the RFO.

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