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Aguilar, Javier

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Last updated: January 31, 2023
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Javier Aguilar is a Senior Mining Specialist at the World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice where he co-leads the Extractives-led Local Economic Development (ELLED) program. Javier’s experience covers a wide range of topics, including public sector investment and projects evaluation, decentralization policies and social investment funds, assessment of mining policies and investment climate.

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  • Publication
    Policy Approaches to Climate Change in Mineral Rich Countries
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-04-29) Sekar, Sri; Lundin, Kyle; Tucker, Christopher; Figueiredo, Joe; Tordo, Silvana; Aguilar, Javier
    The green economy entails an approach by nations to adopt economic policies designed to develop climate-sensitive industrial sectors that can drive long-run sustainable economic growth. Any meaningful transition to a new green economy will require the mining sector as a central stakeholder. This is in part due to the significance of the minerals sector to the overall global economy. Minerals make up and will continue to make up the fundamental building blocks of the global economy. This report provides an overview of the policies of countries leading the shift toward a green economy, and the implications of those policies for the mining sector in those countries.
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    Implementing EITI at the Sub National Level : Emerging Experience and Operational Framework
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2011-10) Aguilar, Javier; Seiler, Verena
    The fundamental rationale behind Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is that increased transparency and knowledge of revenues from the extractive industries will empower citizens and institutions to hold governments accountable. By implementing EITI at the sub national level, countries could reduce opportunities for mismanagement or diversion of funds from sustainable development purposes, especially for prominent oil, gas, or mining regions. It is also an effective way of strengthening EITI local ownership among stakeholders. This report presents a preliminary analysis of emerging experiences in EITI countries implementing sub national EITI. Six countries have been selected as case studies: Ghana, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Peru. Based on these experiences, the report proposes a common operational framework for implementing EITI at the sub national level, laying the ground for further practical guidelines on deepening or strengthening the sub national plans or activities of implementing countries.
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    Mining Firms' Climate-Sensitive Initiatives
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-04-29) Sekar, Sri; Lundin, Kyle; Tucker, Christopher; Figueiredo, Joe; Tordo, Silvana; Aguilar, Javier
    The need for mining firms to rethink and retool their local value creation efforts, along with the growing complexity of climate policies, presents an opportunity for forward-thinking mining fi rms to seize a competitive advantage. As this report argues, firms that systematically tackle their climate responsibilities and adapt to climate realities through technical solutions that offer scalable economic value to host nations are best placed to contribute to sustainable growth in their countries of operation.
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    Climate-Sensitive Mining: Case Studies
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-04-29) Sekar, Sri; Lundin, Kyle; Tucker, Christopher; Figueiredo, Joe; Tordo, Silvana; Aguilar, Javier
    The mining industry, which provides input to almost every product and service in the world, is a critical component of sustainable growth in mineral-rich countries and the economy at large. This report is intended to deliver an account of mining technologies, processes, and strategies that seek to incorporate environmental sustainability considerations and have the potential for local value creation and green growth. The analysis focuses on three areas--renewable energy, water management, and automation and transportation--that are considered to have the broadest impact on environmental sustainability and in-country value creation through economic linkages. A reference case study is presented for each of the four benchmark minerals: gold mining in Burkina Faso, iron ore in Australia, copper in Peru, and cement in India. The report is part of a series of background reports that inform the research on Building Resilience: A Green Growth Framework for Mobilizing Mining Investment.
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    Building Resilience: A Green Growth Framework for Mobilizing Mining Investment
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2019-04-29) Sekar, Sri; Lundin, Kyle; Tucker, Christopher; Figueiredo, Joe; Tordo, Silvana; Aguilar, Javier
    A sustainable path to development has profound consequences for all economic activities and related policies. The mining industry, which provides input to almost every product and service in the world, is highly relevant to the goal of achieving sustainable development in mineral-rich countries and in the global economy. In addition, environmental sustainability is a critical concern for mining companies, whose growth is increasingly affected by climate change. Given the centrality of minerals and metals to our way of living, Building Resilience: A Green Growth Framework for Mobilizing Mining Investment investigates the extent to which the mining industry can contribute to green growth. Despite what ought to be a tight nexus of public and private interest in targeted green sector investment, this report finds that there is a misalignment between mining companies’ investment in climate-sensitive production processes, and policy makers’ efforts to develop a cohesive green economy framework for industry to navigate. The private and public sectors regard the climate agenda and the development of local economic opportunity as separate matters. Neither industry nor government have yet to effectively leverage their climate imperatives and mandates to seize green growth opportunities. To address this misalignment, this report proposes a framework to help mining companies and governments integrate climate change and local economic opportunity activities. Going further, the report offers examples of projects and policies that support green growth: particularly climate-related activities that create scalable economic value and invest in long-lasting green infrastructure.
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    Methodology and Value Chain Analysis
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-04-29) Sekar, Sri; Lundin, Kyle; Tucker, Christopher; Figueiredo, Joe; Tordo, Silvana; Aguilar, Javier
    The mining industry, which provides input to almost every product and service in the world, is a critical element toward sustainable growth in mineral-rich countries and the economy at large. This report is intended to deliver an account of mining technologies, processes, and strategies that seek to incorporate environmental sustainability considerations and have the potential for local value creation and green growth. The analysis focuses on three areas--renewable energy, water management, and automation and transportation--that are considered to have the broadest impact on environmental sustainability and in-country value creation through economic linkages. A reference case study is presented for each of the four benchmark minerals: gold mining in Burkina Faso, iron ore in Australia, copper in Peru, and cement in India. The report is part of a series of background reports that inform the research on Building Resilience: A Green Growth Framework for Mobilizing Mining Investment.