Mining in developing countries often leads to social and environmental conflicts. Unsustainable practices thrive in conditions of poverty, inequality and weak governance, thus delaying economic prosperity for billions of people around the world. GRID-Arendal has a lot of experience working on issues related to extractive industries like mining and oil and gas. We are able to take this experience and combine it with our knowledge about science communication, policy formulation and the Green Economy. We develop capacity building and solution-oriented approaches to promote responsible resource extraction for developing and maintaining a sustainable society and environment.