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This toolbox enables oil and gas companies to create, implement and raise awareness of Community Grievance Mechanisms (CGMs). Wherever oil and gas companies do business, engaging with affected communities and responding to their concerns is essential to operating successfully whilst ensuring respect for human rights. Processes that allow concerns to be raised and remedied—also known CGMs—are an important method of achieving this aim. The IPIECA CGM toolbox is based on the operational experiences of IPIECA member companies and is relevant for both companies who have existing CGM processes and those seeking to establish a CGM. More broadly, this toolbox encourages the implementation of the Access to Remedy pillar outlined in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
This guide presents a systematic process for the onshore industry to select water sources that best meet project needs within the broader context of local or regional water management. The guide is applicable to both new projects and existing operations and uses case studies to provide practical examples of the process stages outlined. The document forms an integral part of IPIECA’s 2013 Water Management Framework and complements existing IPIECA guidance on the Biofuels and water nexus (2012). Later in 2014 a further companion document will be launched on optimizing water use through efficiency.
In late 2013, IPIECA co-hosted a webinar and workshop with the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) focused on water risk assessment tools, including the IPIECA Global Water Tool (GWT) for Oil and Gas, a customised version of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Global Water Tool, the GEMI Local Water Tool (LWT)™, and the GEMI LWT™ for Oil and Gas. The webinar and workshop featured company testimonials and case studies, interactive breakout sessions, and facilitated discussions around key considerations for applying the tools based on the experiences gained by companies over the past two years. These key learnings have been summarized in this document to assist new and current users in implementing emerging good practices that will result in effective and comprehensive water risk assessment for their companies.
A fact sheet from a series developed by IPIECA and OGP to demonstrate the oil and gas industry’s present and future contribution to sustainable development. Prepared in advance of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and updated in January 2014. While the oil and gas industry works to prevent oil spills, it also remains prepared by developing comprehensive contingency plans in cooperation with governments. These ensure a rapid response to anticipate and minimize the impacts of oil spills.
The Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI) Timeline Tool has been designed to assist project planning in the extractives industries to better align project development, biodiversity impact management, and financial timelines and milestones. The tool: Provides a roadmap that helps to identify critical milestones and interdependencies between project development and financing timelines Identifies actions required to apply the mitigation hierarchy to effectively address potential impacts as early as possible in the project life-cycle Raises awareness and highlights sensitivities and operational challenges associated with biodiversity impact mitigation Can be used as an internal capacity building resource or communications tool as it supports the work of a variety of functions in project planning and execution.
Psycho-social risks (PSR) is one of the factors impacting expatriates' job performance and personal behaviour as they need to cope with their new living and working environment. This guide has been designed for managers, health professionals and expatriates and provides an overview of the psycho-social risks and practical tools to manage PSR for expatriates.
Many members of both OGP and IPIECA have their own guidelines for oil and gas developments. These OGP-IPIECA Good practice guidelines for the development of shale oil and gas are intended to complement these established practices. This document also provides a general, global framework of principles for operations under which more detailed standards and/or practices may be developed to meet regional and local circumstances. For the majority of issues, good practices for shale oil and gas will be identical to those for ‘conventional’ operations.
This Guide describes how human rights can be integrated into environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIAs), which the oil and gas industry routinely uses to evaluate projects and activities. It provides an introduction to human rights and their relevance to the activities of the oil and gas industry, and briefly describes why it is important for the oil and gas industry to consider the impact that its projects and activities have on human rights. It is the product of collaboration between impact assessment practitioners from IPIECA members and human rights practitioners from the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR).
This product has been developed in partnership with UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) and provides short definitions of over 200 commonly-used biodiversity terms and acronyms. The glossary was developed to support greater consistency in the use of terms and definitions related to biodiversity. The definitions have been sourced from scientific literature, glossaries from global specialist organisations and international agreements. The definitions have a level of international acceptance and, in the case of conventions, have often gone through extensive negotiation phases between government parties to reach consensus. The glossary aims to provide clarity for practitioners implementing biodiversity management, particularly those doing so in the context of global conventions, international standards, regulations, policies and legislation. Download the PDF below or visit the online glossary.