This scoping study was commissioned by DFID to assess the Extractive Industry (EI) sector’s environmental and climate change impacts, status and prospects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and how both impacts and GHG emissions could be mitigated in the sector. The analysis included a review of national and global policy, legal and institutional landscape that could inform a voluntary compliance mechanism that the EI sector could adopt. The study was conducted in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
This report comprises the following sections:
- Context of the study and objectives
- Methodology and approach
- Extractive industries value chains and current and projected situation in study countries
- Findings on: environmental climate change impacts and related adaptation measures, GHG emissions and abatement measures, and policy/legal and institutional landscape in study countries
- Analysis of existing standards and scoping for a compliance mechanism in Southern Africa
- Recommendations, potential interventions and expected results
This report has been produced for Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by DAI (which incorporates HTSPE Limited) and IMC Worldwide Limited.
Zhou, P.; Hooge, L.; Facco, L.; De Franchi, G. Final Report: Scoping study for a non-renewable resources, climate change and environmental programme in Southern Africa. Evidence on Demand, UK (2015) v + 103 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_cr.october2015.zhoupetal]