Enterprises involved in the exploration and extraction of oil, gas and minerals have the potential to generate income, sustain livelihoods, foster local development and generate significant revenues in the areas in which they operate. Such enterprises often operate in remote areas, and can be the first contact local communities have with the extractive sector, paving the way for future relations. However, extractive operations can have a significant social and environmental footprint and thus are often at risk of causing or contributing to adverse impacts, such as human rights infringements, economic set-backs and environmental degradation.
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Categories: Community Engagement Practices