Extractive Company Payment Disclosures: Increasing Openness and Accountability for How Resource Revenues Are Spent

15:10 - 16:30
Room 214, Shaw Centre

Since its establishment in 2002, one of PWYP’s greatest achievements has been the campaign for mandatory disclosures legislation – laws requiring oil, gas and mining companies to publish their project-level payments to governments around the world. The data becoming available through legislation in Canada, EU, Norway, and Ukraine has the potential to be transformative. Today, this data enables citizens to hold their governments and companies to account for how their natural resources are managed, and to demand more accountability for how resource revenues are spent. This session will explore examples of how this data is being used to increase openness and accountability for how resource revenues are spent. Through this session, participants will understand more about this data and, through examples, explore how this could apply to their work. If you are interested to learn more about how disclosures can increase openness and accountability, this is a great session to meet leading advocates working on these issues, and to better understand the challenges and opportunities.

Theme: Impact

Livestream: Yes

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Canada, Publish What You Pay (PWYP)

Languages available: English, French, Spanish

Event type: Knowledge Cafe

Speakers

Jennifer Johnson: Senior ESTMA Advisor, Natural Resources Canada, Canada, Olusegun Elemo: Executive Director, Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative, Nigeria, Merian Mani: Board Member, Bantay Kita, Philippines, Maryati Abdullah: Director, PWYP Indonesia, Indonesia, Ben Chalmers: Senior Vice President, Mining Association of Canada, Canada, Isabel Munilla: Policy Lead, Extractive Industries Transparency at Oxfam America, USA, Kady Seguin: Interim Technical Director, IMPACT, Canada

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