Good point and with the recent G7 stuff about challenging China's infrastructure initiatives in Africa and beyond this might encourage those large western companies to step up their investments in countries such as Africa. Although the risk is that a lot of what was said (and agreed?)at the G7 might turn out to be hot air though? Hopefully not.
Thanks S2-I trained as a town planner many many moons ago but the "clever" tactics employed by pressure groups and organisations that in theory should have the ability to think outside their narrow little boxes have led me to seriously consider whether deep-down they just want us all to go back to living in caves with Greta for company!! Humans are being blamed (not always justifiably) for all sorts of things that have and are qoing wrong with the planet-the human resource element and community sustainability in a p££s poor part of Sweden just doesn't seem to be able to cut the mustard as far as BEM's case is concerned. I fail to see what is "traditional" about Sami herding when they now use all the modern gizmos under the sun to herd their flocks! Co-existence and mutual respect should win the day but is Sweden brave enough to accept it?
As BEM's response is already RNS'd I suggest a clever move for Kurt would be to take out paid space in the (local/regional) area's printed media to put it out in black and white exactly what BEM said in the RNS, word for word. He could then follow this up with looking at using sympathetic national media. A word in some of the ears of the UK's financial journalists wouldn't go amiss either. This is totally disrespectful behaviour by UNESCO and their Swedish followers in only letting Kurt know of the response several days after others have been party to price sensitive information.
The fully contingent element is good news as Enyo will only get any £ if AST wins. There should therefore be no need for any AST £ up front. Depending on the legal and statistical analysis of the strength of AST's case and Enyos's own attitude to risk and delayed income etc then the % of the payout/compensation that Enyo will be negotiating with AST is going to be under the radar for some time and may never surface properly. Incidentally on Enyos' website dating back to July 2020 they mentioned that they were already working on AST's case re Slovenia Gov. So same company and hopefully they should by now have more than a clear grasp of the fundamentals and the level of risk attached to a contingency basis. So get on with it!
Without going too far off topic I was a pretty poor geol student in the 60s (forgotten everything largely) but do recall something about the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum when the world heated up by 5-8 degrees C largely due to increased levels of volcanic activity. Difficult to blame human intervention for that eh?
RE: RE: Time to start discussing in detail14 Apr 2021 09:50
On the 15th March I contacted UNESCO to ask about progress (I didn't mention my being an investor in BEM btw) and said at the time I would update people. Needless to say -not a dicky bird-not even an acknowledgement that they received my communication. Speaks volumes!
No problem Buc-I don't often appear on this BB-I should have made it clearer initially who I was supporting. At least I learned a new medical term today in the process! Hoping tomorrow might briing some cheer?
RE: RE: Time to start discussing in detail13 Apr 2021 11:30
Presumably it is cut and dried that a letter has actually been sent from Baylan to UNESCO? Or am I suffering from the lockdown blues? It's all a matter of trust really and that is in short supply regarding the way this process has been handled by those in power over the past 8-9 years.
Fair enuff but my point did also relate to the legal mechanism by which the earlier case was sorted-whether that is a moot point or not I will leave others to ruminate on ! Life is too short really! Just hoping that AST has the coho-es to go for it rather than posture.
Not sure all this is strictly relevant to AST's case which will be determined by the due processes around BIT/ECT. I am not a lawyer but the case mentioned seems to relate to two separate companies in dispute rather than in AST's case a non domestic company in dispute with the host state.
It's definitely BY-see the latest RNS on negotiation up date. So tomorrow it is-or maybe in true Brexit style they will agree to extend the peaceful stuff for another few months. My money is still on a post 16.30 hrs GMT announcement.
I've just emailed UNESCO using the various options to identify WHS and Laponia to ask them (very politely) when they might be in a position to reply to the Swedish Gov. I'll let people know if I get anything back!!