Extractive Industries have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years by Environment, Development and Human Rights organisations. This paper concentrates on the oil and gas industry and contains proposals for bringing the various critical aspects together and showing a way forward.
The paper is, in its present form, a proposal that is meant to stimulate and streamline the ongoing discussion. On the one hand it should help build up a network of NGOs interested in the role of the multinational companies in the area of development and human rights and help them to work out a coordinated approach. On the other hand it can hopefully serve as an instrument to open up meaningful dialogue with the companies.