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Inclusive and Equitable Framework for a Just Low-Carbon Transition in Resource-Rich Developing Countries

Steering Committee

Draft terms of Reference



Brazil Mr. Alex Garcia de Almeida General Manager of Coastal and Maritime Environmental Licencing, Environmental and Renewable Resources Agency (IBAMA)
  Ms. Marina Costa Pittella Deputy Head, Division of Mineral Resources and Infrastructure, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  Mr. Joaquim De Morais Head of Governance and Energy, Delegation of Brazil to International Economic Organizations in Paris
 Canada Ms. Claire Niedbala Deputy Director, Natural Resources Canada
  Ms. Alexandra Polak Advisor to the Director General, Natural Resources Canada
  Ms. Shae Doyle Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Canada
Colombia Ms. Katherine Leal Guayambuco Economist Advisor, Environment and Sustainable Development Unit at DNP, Department National Planning
Czech Republic Ms. Gabriela Boiteux Pilná First Secretary, Development Cooperation, External Relations, Permanent Delegation of the Czech Republic to the OECD
Ecuador Mr. Oswaldo Sáenz Undersecretary of Fiscal Policy, Ministry of Finance
  Mr. Mauricio Falcón Undersecretary of Fiscal Relations, Ministry of Finance
  Ms. Alexandra Lastra Andrade Head of Subsidies Unit, Ministry of Finance
  Ms. Verónica Giler Director of International Affairs, Ministry of the Environment
  Mr. Paúl Melo Specialist, Directorate of Adaptation to Climate Change, Ministry of the Environment
  Mr. Santiago Salazar Specialist, Directorate of Adaptation to Climate Change, Ministry of the Environment
  Ms. Ana María Guevara

 Political, Social and Development of Hydrocarbons and Mines Analyst and Technical Delegate, Ministry of the Environment

Finland Ms. Anu Hassinen

Senior Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

France Ms. Anne Kmety

Chargé de Mission, Permanent Delegation of France to the DAC

Japan Ms. Akane Nozawa Adviser, Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD
Nigeria Mr. Kelechi Ofoegbu Senior Technical Adviser to the Honourable Minister, Ministry of Petroleum Resources
Uganda Ms. Irene Batebe Commissioner in charge of Midstream Department, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
United Arab Emirates Mr. Qais Bader Al Suwaidi Assistant Expert, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
Uruguay Ms Cecilia Jones Unit of Sustainability and Climate Change, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries

Mr Felipe García

Unit of Sustainability and Climate Change, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries



Amalgamated Banks of South Africa (ABSA) Ms. Simi Siwisa Group Head of Public Policy
BP Mr. Michael Cohen Head of Oil Analysis and Chief US Economist
Enel Mr Maurizio Bezzeccheri Head of Latin America
  Mr. Mariano Morazzo

Head of Energy Transition Policies, Latin America

Eni Mr. Renato De Filippo Head of Climate Policy and Market Mechanisms
  Ms. Arianna Checchi Manager of Relations with International Organizations, Public Affairs Department
ExxonMobil Ms. Antonella Sopranzetti Public & Government Affairs Manager
Houston International Business Corp. Mr. George Chamot Executive Vice President and Lead Consultant Energy & Mining Policy
NNPC Mr. Abubakar Mudi Technical Assistant to COO, Ventures & Business Development
Petrobras Ms. Viviana Coelho Executive Manager for Climate Change
Petroecuador Ing. Jorge Loor Quevedo Transport Manager
Petrosen Ms. Aissatou Sy Legal Counsel
Saipem S.p.A. Mr Giovanni Castino Public Affairs Manager, Sustainability, Identity and Corporate Communication
Snam S.p.A. Mr. Marco Lazzaroni Senior Vice President Global Solutions Energy Transition Services
  Ms Carlotta Demofonti International Relations Manager & CEO Diplomatic Advisory
Uganda National Oil Company Mr. Peter Muliisa Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer
  Ms. Barbara D. Nabuweke Head of Contracts and Negotiations


International Organisations and Institutions

Commonwealth Secretariat Ms. Naadira Ogeer Economic Adviser Natural Resources
  Ms. Alache Fisho Legal Adviser Natural Resources
European Commission Mr. Brendan Devlin Counsellor , Strategy and Foresight, Directorate General for Energy
  Mr. Matthieu Ballu Policy Officer, Directorate General for Energy
  Mr. Ruud Kempener Policy Officer, Directorate General for Energy
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Ms. Ines Schjolberg Marques Policy Director, International Secretariat
  Ms. Fatma Nyambura Policy Officer, International Secretariat
International Labour Organization Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye Global Coordinator, Green Jobs Division
International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) Mr. Jim Herbertson Technical Director, Climate and Energy
  Ms. Ulrike Schopp Senior Manager Sustainable Development


 Civil Society

American Bar Association/ Artus Wise Ms. Salli Anne Swartz Attorney at Law
Carbon Tracker Initiative Mr. Andrew Grant Head of Climate, Energy and Industry Research
Chatham House

Ms. Glada Lahn

Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department
Climate Transparency Prof. Peter Eigen Co-Chairman
Natural Resource Governnace Institute Mr David Manley Senior Economist
Stockholm Environment Institute Ms. Gökçe Mete Head of Secretariat, Leadership Group for Industry Transition


 Management of the initiative

  • The Steering Committee will serve as the management body of the initiative in coordination with the Secretariat.

  • The Steering Committee will be made up of interested representatives from governments (OECD, DEV, non-OECD non-DEV), industry, including extractives, and civil society, each of which understands the perspectives of his/her constituency and is able to largely represent that constituency. The Steering Committee should have a size which would allow the easy scheduling of conference calls and working efficiently.

  • The Steering Committee will be tasked with preparing the issues for consideration at the meetings; liaising with the Secretariat and other international bodies; providing guidance and support to the Secretariat for operational aspects of the work, including the prioritisation of focus areas and liaising with other major international processes.

  • The Steering Committee may meet in person at the biannual meetings of the initiative or via video-conference at any desired time. The Secretariat will attend every meeting in an ex-officio capacity.

  • The Steering Committeewill also serve as the drafting body of the initiative in coordination with the Secretariat, to develop Inclusive and Equitable Framework for a Just Low Carbon Transition in Resource-Rich Developing Countries.


 Objective of the Framework

The Framework will provide action-oriented recommendations addressed to resource-rich developing economies, industry and eventually financial institutions to enable a just transition to a low-carbon economy, while seeking to minimise the risk of high carbon lock-in in the medium to long-term, stranding assets and competitiveness losses.

The Framework is intended to support resource-rich developing and emerging economies manage uncertainties and increased vulnerability, build their resilience to external shocks,  and embrace the challenge of making unprecendented structural changes to their economies, including by planning for the risks and transformational opportunities of global decarbonisation.

Considering the specific challenges faced by resource-rich countries and their reliance on revenues from fossil fuels exports, the Framework will be structured around two main pillars:

1) the decarbonisation of extractives through the deployment of low-carbon technologies, as well as the identification of strategic trade-offs, enabling measures and incentives, exit strategies, and financing options;

2) the shift away from fossil fuels to build decarbonised economies, by exploiting cross-sectors synergies, diversifying portfolios and skills, and by increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix.  The Framework is intended to provide a blueprint for action to assist policy makers in designing comprehensive strategies to advance the low-carbon transition, while accounting for potential adverse impacts on workers and communities. Rather than an array of isolated responses, the objective is to offer a well-coordinated policy package, with the combination of policies, instruments and mechanisms to scale-up investment in low-carbon solutions, while addressing the environmental challenges, distributional impacts and socio-economic divides at the national and transnational level.

The process towards the Framework will seek to take into account and coordinate with relevant international interacting and complementary initiatives and processes, avoiding  duplication, and building on  available knowledge, analysis and expertise.


The drafting function and process for the development of the Framework

  • The Steering Committee will produce, with the support of the Secretariat, a draft of the Inclusive and Equitable Framework for a Just Low Carbon Transition in Resource-Rich Developing Countries, for consideration in plenary. The draft Framework will take into account, with the support of the Secretariat, all inputs provided by participating stakeholders and by the IOCs/NOCs working group, to ensure the inclusiveness, legitimacy and wide ownership of the drafting process.
  • The Steering Committee will reach out to experts on a consultative basis on particular issues where the Group agrees that greater expertise is desirable.  In such cases, the Group may choose to invite experts to join a meeting or to review draft text, as appropriate.
  • The Steering Committee’s calls will be chaired by the Co-Chair/s, selected amongst the country representatives. The Co-Chair/s will help direct the meetings and summarise conclusions.  The Secretariat will provide assistance and keep track of any textual changes.
  • Each proposed change needs to be made in track changes and include the name of the proposer. The Steering Group will consider proposed changes.  Every member will have an opportunity to explain why s/he is proposing certain changes and the rationale behind the suggested change.  If members are able to agree on changes, the new text will be included and square brackets removed.
  • The Steering Committee will highlight the major issues and offer concrete solutions, in particular as they relate to the text of the draft. Discrete issue(s) may be parcelled out for each conference call. At the end of each call, the Group will aim to have discussed and agreed at a “high-level” to some of the solutions offered. Where necessary, the Steering Group will task one or more of its members, experts and/or the OECD Secretariat to work on revising the relevant sections in the text of the draft itself, to be presented at the following call.
  • The Steering Committee should always have enough time to consult other members of its constituency in between calls to discuss outstanding issues if this is desirable.  To increase efficiency members would try to consolidate views to the greatest extent possible before proposing changes to the Framework.
  • Members of the Committee and participants in the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development should recognise that multistakeholder consensus-based decision-making can take time, and may exceed previously anticipated schedules for the finalisation of the draft Inclusive Framework.  However, it has proved very successful in other initiatives, and leads typically to a solid text with significant “ownership” and commitment by all stakeholders.
  • The final negotiated draft should reflect a multi-stakeholder consensus reached through discussion and compromise.  The Steering Group should present the text to the plenary as a group and be able to explain how certain textual decisions were made.  Final endorsement would be required by participants in the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development.


Proposed Calendar of the conference calls

1st Conference Call      
16 February 2021        12:00 pm – 02:00 pm (CET)
2nd Conference Call 16 March 2021 01:00 pm – 03:00pm (CET)
3rd Conference Call 27 April 2021 01:00 pm – 03:00pm (CET)
4th Conference Call 1 June 2021 01:00 pm – 03:00pm (CET)









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