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    A guide to shoreline clean-up techniques. Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel.

    December 2015

    This document sets out the important factors to be considered when contemplating the clean-up of an oiled shoreline, including the steps to be taken in managing shoreline clean-up operations. The advantages and disadvantages of some of the most frequently used techniques are discussed, as well as identifying at what stage in the overall operation a particular technique is likely to be most useful. In addition, the document examines the interaction between stranded oil and different shoreline types, and suggests some possible approaches to addressing the challenges this interaction can present.

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    IPIECA Climate Change Reporting Framework. A pilot guidance document for the oil and gas industry.

    December 2015

    In recent years, stakeholders have become increasingly interested in the oil and gas industry’s views on climate change-related risks and the actions the sector is taking to address them. Companies currently disclose information on these issues in a variety of ways, including voluntary communications, summary annual reports and sustainability reports. In addition, companies report information to other third parties in varying formats. IPIECA’s pilot Climate Change Reporting Framework is intended to provide voluntary guidance for oil and gas companies when developing climate-related corporate sustainability reports.

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    At-sea containment and recovery. Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel.

    December 2015

    At sea containment and recovery is the controlled encounter and collection of oil from the water’s surface. Equipment is used to corral and concentrate the spilled oil (using floating barriers or booms) on the sea surface into a suitable surface thickness, allowing for mechanical removal. This document explains how effective containment and recovery can reduce the impact to on-water sensitivities such as seabirds, fish and mammals; reduce the impact on shoreline sensitivities by removing floating oil at sea; reduce the complexity and duration of a shoreline response, and reduce the volume of waste generated by a response. The document explores the reasons why at-sea containment and recovery sometimes fails, and the circumstances under which it can and cannot be considered.

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    Global Water Tool for Oil and Gas - Version II (2015)

    October 2015

    This customized version of the WBCSD Global Water Tool has been developed by IPIECA in collaboration with WBCSD and led by CH2M HILL. The updated, Version II tool provides enhanced functionality and new data sets enabling a thorough assessment of potential global water risks across a global portfolio of sites considering the entire oil and gas value chain. The tool will allow oil and gas companies to map their water use and assess risks for their overall global portfolio of sites considering each part of the oil and gas value chain. The tool will allow users to consider factors such as what percentage of its production volume is in water-scarce areas, how many refineries are in water-scarce areas and at greatest risks, as well as how many sites are in countries that lack access to improved water sanitation.

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    Economic assessment and compensation for marine oil releases. Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel.

    October 2015

    Despite the best efforts of those involved in a response, a release of oil has the potential to affect property and impair commercial activity, resulting in economic loss. This document considers the effects of oil on the fisheries and tourism sectors, as well as other commercial activities, and identifies the sources of money that may be available to compensate for such damages. The legislation and compensation schemes that enable payments are explained, and the methods by which the various types of economic damage can be quantified and calculated under the schemes and the procedures necessary for submitting claims for losses are outlined, including claims for the costs of a response, as well as for property damage and for economic loss.

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    A cross-sector guide for implementing the Mitigation Hierarchy

    September 2015

    The Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI) guide provides practical guidance, innovative approaches and examples to support operationalizing the mitigation hierarchy effectively. It clearly defines the four steps of the mitigation hierarchy—avoid, minimize, restore and offset—and their application with regard to managing biodiversity throughout the life cycle of an extractive project; provides clear, systematic guidance for determining and demonstrating biodiversity loss or gain as a result of mitigation efforts, highlighting links to ecosystem services where available and appropriate; offers practical measures for predicting and verifying biodiversity conservation outcomes over time; and offers insight into documenting and comparing costs and savings resulting from mitigation action or inaction. It is aimed at environmental professionals working in, or with, extractive industries and financial institutions who are responsible for overseeing the application of the mitigation hierarchy to biodiversity conservation, while balancing conservation needs with development priorities.  

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    Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting (3rd edition)

    September 2015

    Sustainability reporting is an important way for companies in the oil and gas sector to engage with stakeholders and help foster informed dialogue and understanding. This Guidance is a reference tool aimed at helping company sustainability managers, communications professionals and environmental, health and safety or socio-economic specialists to develop corporate level reporting for internal and external stakeholder audiences. It can be used to report performance to different audiences in different ways—for activities in a single country, for large projects or for a single operation. The Guidance covers a range of sustainability issues relevant to the oil and gas industry, based on industry consensus, together with input from an independent panel of stakeholders with expertise in the sector and sustainability reporting. It is applicable across the entire spectrum of the oil and gas industry’s activities, from extraction and transformation of natural resources to supply of energy and other essential products to customers globally. The Guidance provides two types of assistance by helping companies decide: ‘how’ to report, by describing a process for reporting; and ‘what’ to report, by providing options for developing the content of the report   Download the guidance  

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    The global distribution and assessment of major oil spill response resources

    August 2015

    This document addresses Finding 9 of the OGP Global Industry Response Group (GIRG) report which recommended that industry conduct an assessment of potential exposure based on current Tier 2, Tier 3 and commercial response bases to help inform the potential location of any additional resources required. This finding was modified during the course of the project to include consideration of the resource in the context of a revised philosophy on tiered preparedness and response and the development of a tool for external assessment or self-assessment of the organization and capability of individual oil spill response organizations (OSROs).

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    Good Practices for the Collection of Biodiversity Baseline Data

    July 2015

    The document has been prepared for the Multilateral Financing Institutions Biodiversity Working Group and the Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI), it provides guidance for corporations, lenders, regulators, and others involved in conducting Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs). It summarizes “good practices” for biodiversity baseline studies that support biodiversity-inclusive impact assessment and management planning in ESIAs.