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See Ramdoo (2011), Shopping for raw Materials (ECDPM)
In this paper is about the EU Raw Materials Initiative of 2008 with a special focus on the implications this has for Africa.
ECCJ position on Non Financial reporting
In this position paper the ECCJ poses policy recommendations to improve the European Commissions proposal on Non-Financial Reporting. This proposal requires large companies to report on their social, environmental and human rights policies. The goal is to improve transparency of supply chains of large companies.
Civil society position paper on conflict minerals (2013) Breaking the links between
natural resources and conflict: The case for EU regulation
In this position paper a group of 58 European and global non-governmental organisations calls on the European Commission to adopt legislation requiring European business entities to conduct supply chain due diligence in order to ensure that they do not contribute to conflict financing or human rights abuses in the production and trade in natural resources.
'Combating the resource curse in Zambia: The Role of the EU', Prague Global Policy Institute - Glopolis (2012)
The paper investigates the possible causes of the resource curse in Zambia and assesses the effectiveness of EU development policies that aim at mitigating the negative impact of the mining sector on the rest of the economy.