This global partnership initiative aims to enhance the contribution of the mining, metals, oil and gas (extractives) sectors to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Extractives, done right, can help society achieve the SDGs, and contribute to community health, well-being and prosperity. This global partnership initiative will be led by UNDP on the Forum platform, with the support of the Columbia Centre for Sustainable Investment and UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The initiative builds on the findings the joint report, <i>Mapping Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas<i>, to facilitate ongoing dialogue and action across sectors and within nation states.
The partners will achieve this by:
- Convening global public-private partnership fora to assess progress, and stimulate innovation and knowledge sharing (started in 2016)
- Improving access to good practice knowledge and approaches on how the sectors can best enhance positive contributions and mitigate negative impacts on the SDGs
- Facilitating country- and project-level multistakeholder dialogue and partnership platforms in resource-rich nations, building on the Forum's Responsible Mineral Development Initiative (RMDI)
- Identifying additional analytical tools to help determine sustainability priorities and measure the sectors’ contribution to the goals