Sector Programme
Extractives and Development
 Panelists (left to right): Susana Moreira (Worldbank), Tim Schlösser (X4D), Anand Sheth (International Lithium Association), Daniel Cios (European Commission, below)

05.08.2022 Emissions in the lithium supply chain: Launch of the Climate Mineral Explorer Internal link

On June 29, the Climate-Smart Mining Initiative launched a new tool: the Climate Mineral Explorer. Tim Schlösser, head of the GIZ-sector project, discussed greenhouse gas emissions along mineral supply chains on the expert panel.

20.07.2022 New briefing note on the nexus between the Environment and Human Rights in mining Internal link

The new briefing note examines the correlation between environmental damages and risks to human rights in the mining sector. Learn more about the legal background here!

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13.07.2022 Virtual event on “Carbon emissions reduction in mining supply chains: Approaches and Best Practices” Internal link

To reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, countries all over the world need to reduce greenhouse emissions. Currently, the mining sector is among the largest emitters with a reduction potential along the supply chain by for example using renewable energy in mining and processing.

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29.06.2022 Emissions in the lithium supply chain: Launch of the Climate Mineral Explorer Internal link

On June 29, the Climate-Smart Mining Initiative launched a new tool: the Climate Mineral Explorer. Tim Schlösser, head of the GIZ-sector project, discussed greenhouse gas emissions along mineral supply chains on the expert panel.

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05.07.2022 Publication of a study on due diligence in 3TG supply chains Internal link

The sector programme has published a new report on the implementation of due diligence in the supply chains of the 3TG minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold). Based on the countries Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Nigeria, the report analyses the extractive sector and the risks of violating due diligence obligations.

22.06.2022 X4D at the 15th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains: Side Event on a Shared Vision on Responsible Mining Internal link

International experts shared their visions on their way to responsible mining at the side event organised by X4D. Find out more!

Events in the Extractives Sector

  1. Completed event
    15.15.2022 3-5 pm CET, Online
    International Day of Women in Mining 2022

    International Women in Mining is initiating International Women in Mining Day for the first time in 2022 and celebrating the day with an online event. You can register here (External link).

  2. Completed event
    16.06.2022 2-4 pm CET, Online
    Gender Dimensions of Child Labour in the Mining Sector

    On June 16, the Women's Rights and Mining Working Group, with support from X4D, is hosting an online event on child labour in the extractive sector and its gender context. International experts will share their experiences and discuss how to combat child labour through a gender lens. Register here (External link).

  3. Completed event
    07.-10.11.2022, in person
    IGF Annual General Meeting

    This year's Annual General Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forums on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development takes place between 07-10 November. For further information, please click here (External link).

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Who are we?

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Sector Programme "Extractives and Development" (X4D) is jointly implemented by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

The Sector Programme "Extractives and Development" supports the BMZ in shaping the national and international development policy agenda in the extractive sector through its own impulses and innovations, and advises the BMZ continuously and comprehensively on economic and policy issues related to extractives.


70 % of the worldwide produced cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Which countries rank 2nd and 3rd in global cobalt mining?

Newest Publications

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The implementation of due diligence in 3TG supply chains - The cases of Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Nigeria

File type PDF | Date of status 06/2022 | File size 9 MB, Pages 117 Pages

Sustainable Lithium-Ion Batteries for E-Mobility

File type PDF | Date of status 03/2022 | File size 5 MB, Pages 9 Pages
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BGR Study on environmental and socio-economic issues arising from the improper disposal of drill cuttings

File type PDF | Date of status 12/2021 | File size 3 MB, Pages 62 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
NTND_DRC

Impact of New Mining Technologies on Local Procurement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

File type PDF | Date of status 12/2021 | File size 1 MB, Pages 53 Pages

Topics

Verhandlungen im Ministerium in Nairobi, Kenia
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ASM Arbeiter in eine Kobaltmine in der DRC
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