Sector Programme
Extractives and Development
artisanaler Goldarbeiter

06.05.2022 7th Workshop "Responsible Gold" Internal link

The seventh workshop of the event series "Responsible Gold" will take place on May 31, from 1-5 p.m. The event will take place virtually and in German.

03.05.2022 Sustainable Lithium-Ion Batteries for E-Mobility Internal link

A cooperation between the Sector Programme "Extractives and Development", TUMI and the Sector Programme "Circular Economy" has resulted in an exciting infographic showing the seven steps for sustainable lithium-ion batteries. Take a look for yourself!

Kohletagebau Garzweiler

26.04.2022 Workshop on Responsible Mine Closure: Insights and Support Options of German DC Internal link

The workshop on responsible mine closure took place on March 30th and provided insights into mine closure from projects of German development cooperation. Highlights were three parallel workshops focusing on the Andean region, West Africa and Argentina. Find out more!

Lisa Stellner (GIZ, middle) at the BETD in Berlin

12.04.2022 No energy transition without raw materials - X4D at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue Conference Internal link

No energy transition without raw materials. X4D talks about responsible raw materials for the energy and transport transition at the side event "Resource Needs for the Energy Transition" at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue Conference.

Mine in Peru

21.03.2022 21.03. International Day of Forests - How are mining and forests connected? Internal link

The 21st of March is the International Day of Forests. The Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” used this occasion to take a closer look at the connection between mining and forests. The exercise revealed alarming as well as motivating insights. Have a look! 

Affe im Wald

11.01.2022 Biodiversity and mining: new briefing note Internal link

There will be no energy and mobility transition without raw materials in the fight against climate change. But what if mining jeopardizes biodiversity? How can resource extraction and biodiversity be reconciled? These questions are answered in our new briefing note, find out more here!

Events in the Extractives Sector

  1. Completed event
    02.-06.05.2022, Online
    OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

    The OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains takes place in Paris every year in the beginning of May. This year it happens between the 02.-06. May. X4D organised an event about due diligence in the Andean Region (External link) that you shouldn't miss! For more information, please see here (External link).

  2. Completed event
    09.-12.05.2022, in Person
    Mining Indaba 2022

    This year's Mining Indaba Conference will take place from 09-12 May in Person in Cape Town. For more information, please visit their website (External link).

  3. Completed event
    31.05.2022 1-5 pm, Online
    7th Workshop "Responsible Gold in Germany"

    On 31st May, the 7th workshop on "Responsible Gold in Germany" will take place. The focus will this time lie on the due diligence in gold supply chains. The workshop will be held in German. To register, please contact Alexandra Bechtum (External link).

ASM-Arbeiter in Sierra Leone

Who are we?

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Sector Programme "Extractives and Development" 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

Sustainable Lithium-Ion Batteries for E-Mobility

File type PDF | Date of status 03/2022 | File size 5 MB, Pages 9 Pages

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

Impact of new mining technologies on large-scale and artisanal mining in Burkina Faso

File type PDF | Date of status 12/2021 | File size 655 KB, Pages 27 Pages

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

Climate Smart Mine Emissions Widget Report

File type PDF | Date of status 09/2021 | File size 11 MB


Verhandlungen im Ministerium in Nairobi, Kenia
ASM Arbeiter in eine Kobaltmine in der DRC
Bild sozial-ökologische Auswirkungen

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