"We declare our first goal to be for every person to be dynamically involved in the process of freeing himself or herself from every form of domination or oppression so that each man or woman will have the opportunity to develop as a whole person in relationship with others".

- Papua New Guinea National Goals and Directive Principles

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Exxon-Mobil looks to buy off civil society in PNG

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.

From: steven.j.whisker@exxonmobil.com [mailto:steven.j.whisker@exxonmobil.com]
Sent: 29 September 2011 12:58
To: steven.j.whisker@exxonmobil.com
Cc: ruben.medrano@exxonmobil.com
Subject: EHL Biodiversity Strategy: Multi Stakeholder Meeting
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.
Megan Christensen / Ben Yaru
Oil Search Limited
Jane Mogina
  Mama Graun Conservation Trust Fund
Damien Ase
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
David Mitchell / Conrad Savy / Mahlette Betre
 Conservation International
Ross Sinclair
 Wildlife Conservation Society
Miriam Supuma / Banak Gamui
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
Prof. Frank Griffin / Prof. Chalapan Kaluwin
 University of Goroka
 University of Technology
Philip Siaguru
 Vudal University        
Dr. Nembou
 Divine Word University        
Steven Whisker
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