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Large-scale international projects hold promise for local community development; yet promises sometimes fall flat, and communities are left worse off. Climate change often compounds these negative impacts on communities, particularly in extractive projects. CBI Senior Mediator Merrick Hoben and Larry Dixon, Senior Consultant for Triple R Alliance, reflect on the structural factors impeding meaningful community engagement around project impacts, especially climate issues, in the extractives industry and the resulting implications.
CBI and its partner Environmental Resources Management embarked on a project to determine better practices for addressing conflicts related to pipeline construction. The results of this project – practical, actionable approaches to addressing conflict – are outlined in our recently released report, "Stakeholder Engagement and Conflict Mitigation in Pipeline Construction."
In its recently published book, Resolving Energy and Land Conflicts, CBI tackled one of the toughest and perhaps most intractable land use and energy dilemmas: where should we put the nuclear waste that is building up through decades of generation from our fleet of nuclear power plants? There is no licensed permanent repository for nuclear waste in the U.S., but a settlement agreement in California to relocate fuel from the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) may offer important lessons on how to find temporary or permanent locations to store nuclear waste. In this blog post, CBI Senior Mediator Catherine Morris draws on CBI's land use and energy siting expertise to propose a roadmap for successful collaboration to address this challenge.
Offshore wind development is rapidly accelerating in U.S waters – and diverse new and traditional users, and their interests, need to be balanced. Senior Mediator Bennett Brooks and Managing Director Patrick Field suggest that processes must accommodate substantial uncertainty as agencies, stakeholders, and developers venture into previously uncharted waters. They argue that collaboration among participating agencies and across jurisdictions is key to sustaining cooperation and trust, and avoiding costly and painful conflict as offshore wind development expands.
As energy extraction and production technology has advanced, a whole host of issues around siting arose across stakeholders. CBI outlines seven key lessons from mitigating these types of conflicts and announces a new book.
The global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) turned to CBI for assistance in helping a network of government officials organize into a working coalition.
Sometimes designing a legitimate dispute resolution process for a company requires examining both their responsibilities as well as deeper structural problems. This is no easy thread to tie.
A comprehensive, collaborative process built by stakeholders can create solutions to conflicts over natural resource scarcity in California.
Based on CBI's work to better understand how greater transparency around extractives revenues might affect Indigenous Peoples, this blog explores whether community protocols could be used to help bridge the gap among community members, government agencies, and extractive companies.
CBI publishes a report on how increasing transparency globally around extractive industries might affect Indigenous Peoples.
Throughout the world, Indigenous Peoples have historically suffered disproportionately from negative impacts of extractive activities in their territories. The global transparency movement has the potential to play a part in righting the past by supporting Indigenous Peoples’ greater participation in resource decision-making.
CBI helps formulate Energia 2050, a shared roadmap for a cleaner, cheaper, and more accessible energy future for Chile.