Recent Publications & Reports

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Release of Joint Report Planning for the Economic Future of Colorado’s Coal Communities
SDSG, together with the Mountain Pact, is pleased to release the report Planning for the Economic Future of Colorado’s Coal Communities. This report focuses on two key questions: First, to the extent that we do use coal, what federal, state, and local policies can ensure that the benefits of coal production are maximized? Second, what are the options for a sustainable, positive future for coal-dependent communities? Access the report at: http://www.sdsg.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/CoalPlanningReport3.pdf.

12 Indicators of Risk Sustainable Development Strategies Group has developed a list of twelve major indicators of risk in order to allow for rapid assessment of project risk.

TABLE 1 Report of the Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development Project. Luke Danielson. 2012.

CHILE and the OECD presentation. Natural Resources and Development. Chile’s Potential Contribution to the OECD. Luke Danielson. Alberto Hurtado University, Santiago, Chile, October 4, 2011.

IBRAM Brazil presentation. Mining and Its Role in Sustainable Development: Where do we stand in 2011? Luke Danielson. IBRAM, Belo Horizonte, September 29, 2011.

Amsterdam CDA Presentation. Expert Meeting-Mining Community Development Agreements. Problems and Issues to Overcome. Luke Danielson. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. June 10, 2011.

Anchorage Presentation Sustainable Development & Large Scale Mining: Twelve Challenges. Luke Danielson & Kristi Dorr. Keystone Institute, Anchorage, Alaska, December 3, 2010.

Power Point Presentation (in pdf format) Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, University of Arizona. Pathways to Sustainable Development. Workshop 2. Creating Dialogue in a Research Agenda for Sustainable Resource Development. See the Outline

Pillage of Natural Resources. Luke Danielson and Kristi Dorr. Pillage of Natural Resources: The Long Road from Coercion to Consent, The Hague, Netherlands, October 29-30, 2010. The Compilation of International Standards for Mining can be found here.

Chile Report. Luke Danielson, Patricia Nelson & Marketa Zubkova. Current Issues in the Chilean Mining Sector. Prepared for GTZ and Heidi Feldt in October 2010.

Power Point presentation (in pdf format)-The Model Mining Development Agreement. Public Finance Transparency Program. Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan, 25-26 August, 2010.

Report: Integrated Mine Closure Planning in the Framework of Sustainable Development. Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (www.rmmlf.org), Mine Closure, Financial Assurance and Final Reclamation, November 16, 2009.

Power Point Presentation (in pdf format) – Mine Closure Planning in the Framework of Sustainable Development. Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (www.rmmlf.org), Mine Closure, Financial Assurance and Final Reclamation, November 16, 2009.

Report: Luke J. Danielson. “Allocation of Resources to Communities from Mining and Oil and Gas Operations.” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (www.rmmlf.org), International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, April 20-22, 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Power Point Presentation (in pdf format) – Luke J. Danielson. “Allocation of Resources to Communities from Mining and Oil and Gas Operations.” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (www.rmmlf.org), International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, April 20-22, 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina.