An interesting post from PNG Exposed:
Exxon-Mobil, developer of Papua New Guinea’s giant $18 billion Liquified Natural Gas project is looking to manage the project’s social and environmental image by sucking in PNG’s notoriously weak and gullible NGO sector with meaningless dialogue and the promise of future cash. Exxon’s strategy to nullify possible opposition and criticism through engagement with civil society organisations has previously been successfully used in PNG by organisations like Chevron (working primarily with WWF) , by Placer Dome at its controversial Porgera mine (where they established a formal NGO committee) and by the World Bank.
Further to meetings held with you earlier in the year, EHL is progressing with the development of its Biodiversity Offset Delivery Plan.In order to update you on the status of Biodiversity Offset Delivery Plan, discuss how EHL has addressed the many constructive ideas received from you to date, and receive further input from you to enable finalization of the Biodiversity Offset Delivery Plan, EHL will convene a Multi Stakeholder Meeting to be held in Port Moresby on Tuesday 25 October and Wednesday 26 October 2011.Your participation in this Multi Stakeholder Meeting is most welcome (see below the list of invitees).The venue will be confirmed in due course, as will the agenda and other details – in the meantime, please let me know if you plan to attend.ThanksSteve
Megan Christensen / Ben Yaru Oil Search Limited Jane Mogina Mama Graun Conservation Trust Fund Damien Ase CELCOR Ken Mondiai Partners with Melanesia Thomas Paka /Justin Ondopa Ecoforestry Forum Francis Hurahura / Theresa Kas / Barbara Masike The Nature Conservancy Neil Stronach / Eric Verheij / Ted Mamu WWF David Mitchell / Conrad Savy / Mahlette Betre Conservation International Ross Sinclair Wildlife Conservation Society Miriam Supuma / Banak Gamui IBR Annie Kajir Environmental Law Centre Vojtech Novotny / Legi Sam New Guinea Binatang Research Centre Sangion Tiu / Kelvin Waukave Research and Conservation Foundation of PNG John Ericho PNG Conservation Forum Arthur Georges Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra Lisa Dabek Woodlands Park Zoo Rhodah Belden/James Laki Peace Foundation Melanesia Kay Kalim / John Michael / Rose Singadan DEC Prof. Frank Griffin / Prof. Chalapan Kaluwin UPNG TBD University of Goroka TBD University of Technology Philip Siaguru Vudal University Dr. Nembou Divine Word UniversitySteven Whisker
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