Review draft guidance on developing ESIA legal framework for mining

28 May 2020

The NCEA recently reviewed a draft guidance developed by the IGF (Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development) to improve legal and regulatory frameworks governing ESIA for mining. The draft contains extensive information and valuable instructions on ESIA within the mining sector and beyond and, therefore, is potentially useful for a large audience. We recommend 10 points for further improvement, for example the need for more guidance on developing alternatives, access to information and transparency. The final version of the guidance is expected in the summer of 2020.