SDSG Publications & Reports

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2016

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?

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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

Sustainable Development & The Research Agenda 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.

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

2009

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.

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.

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

2008

From Grubs to Gold and Geopolitics: The Many Layers of Violence at Grasberg. Report. Luke Danielson & Meadow Didier. A Case of Natural Resource Related Conflict. September 2008.

From Grubs to Gold and Geopolitics: The Many Layers of Violence at Grasberg. Power Point Presentation. Luke Danielson & Meadow Didier. A Case of Natural Resource Related Conflict. September 2008.

Development of Governance Systems for Sustainable Development and Conflict Management. Report. Luke Danielson & Meadow Didier. September 2008.

Development of Governance Systems for Sustainable Development and Conflict Management. Power Point Presentation. Luke Danielson & Meadow Didier. “.” September 2008.

2006

Architecture for Change. Luke Danielson. “Architecture for Change: An Account of Mining, Minerals, and Sustainable Development Project, History.” Global Public Policy Institute. Berlin: Global Public Policy Institute, 2006. www.gppi.net

2005

Evolution of Global Standards in the Extractive Sector.  Luke Danielson. “Evolution of Global Standards in Extractive Sector: The Growing Role of the World Bank Group,” in Bastida, Walde and Warden- Fernandez (eds.), International and Comparative Mineral Law and Policy. Kluwer Law International2005.

The Next Generation of Challenges for Investors. Luke Danielson and Tricia Calhoon. “The Next Generation of Challenges for Investors.” Domani Research Institute, Dundee Mining Seminar, June 20, 2005.

2004

Project Level Dispute Resolution. Luke  Danielson.“Project Level Complaint Management and Dispute Resolution Mechanism: An Essential Element of Effective Governance.” For presentation at Davis, Graham, Stubbs, January 15, 2004.

Mining Minerals and Human Welfare. Luke Danielson. Mining Minerals and Human Welfare: The Tasks Ahead (Keynote Address to the Meeting of Mines Ministers of APEC).  APEC, June 2004

Mine Closure Planning Luke Danielson. “Mine Closure Planning: Past Present and Future.” 7 June 2004. 2004 Dundee Mining Seminar: Global Investment, Local Challenges 7-10 June 2004.

 Sustainable Development in the Natural Resource Industries Luke Danielson, "Sustainable Development in the Natural Resource Industries: New Perspectives, New Rules, and New Opportunities," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Vol. 50, p. 14-1 (2004)

Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, and Research Luke Danielson. “Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, and Research.” Natural Resources and the Environment (ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources). Fall 2004.

Mining and Sustainable Development Cecilia Dalupan: Mining and Sustainable Development: Insights from International Law. International Comparative Mineral Law and Policy.

2003

Mine Veto James F. Cress and Ma. Cecilia G. Dalupan: Sustainable Development and Mining Laws: Is a “Mine Veto” Needed? Natural Resources and Environment, ABA section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Winter 2003.

2002

A Sustainable Development Framework for Coalbed Methane Development Luke Danielson. “Sustainable Development Framework for Coalbed Methane Development.” Regulation and Development of Coalbed Methane (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Mineral Law Series). Volume 2002, no. 4: Part 9

2001

Emerging Concepts of Governance in the Minerals Industry Luke Danielson and Patricio Leyton. “Sustainable Development: Emerging Concepts of Governance in the Minerals Industries.” Mining and Oil and Gas Development in Latin America(Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Mineral Law Series). Volume 2001, no. 3: Part 9.

2000

Current Regulatory Approaches to Mine Closure in the United States Luke Danielson and Marily Nixon. “Current Regulatory Approaches to Mine Closure in the United States.” In Environmental Policy in Mining: Corporate Strategy and Planning for Closure,by Alyson Warhurts and Ligia Noronha, 311-350. London: Lewis Publishers, 2000.

Mining Industry and Indigenous Peoples Rights Act Ma. Cecilia G. Dalupan: A Discussion Paper on the Mining Industry and the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act. Trade and Investment Policy Analysis and Advocacy Support Project, March 2000.

1998

Luke Danielson. “Planning… and Mine Closure.” Mining Environmental Management, Vol 6(2), March 1998.

1997

Pangue hydroelectric project Jay Hair, Benjamin Dysart and Luke Danielson, Pangue Hydroelectric Project (Chile); An Independent Review of the International Finance Corporation's Compliance With Applicable World Bank Group Environmental and Social Standards, April 4, 1997.

Luke Danielson. “Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making.” International Resources Law: Today’s Oil, Gas and Mining Projects(Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Mineral Law Series). Volume 1997, no. 2: Part 11.

Environmental Impact Assessment for Natural Resource Projects in Latin America Luke Danielson. “Environmental Impact Assessment for Natural Resource Projects in Latin America.” Mineral Development in Latin America(Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Mineral Law Series). Volume 1997, no. 5: Part 9.

1983

Environmental Mediation John L. Watson and Luke J. Danielson. “Environmental Mediation.” Natural Resources Lawyer (American Bar Association Section of Natural Resources Law). Volume XV, no. 4 (1983): 687-723.