The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) supports more than 75 nations committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development to ensure negative impacts are limited and financial benefits are shared. It is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development and environmental stewardship. The International Institute for Sustainable Development has served as Secretariat for the IGF since October 2015. Core funding is provided by the Government of Canada.
The IGF is committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development to ensure negative impacts are limited and financial benefits are shared. Learn more about the IGF.
The IGF is a voluntary initiative with more than 75 member nations. Learn more about our current members or how to become one.
Tailored programs available on request to members to assist with all aspects of mining policy.
The Executive Committee provides guidance and assists the IGF with decision making to help achieve the goal of mining for sustainable development.
The IGF’s Secretariat's staff is comprised of a range of experts dedicated to mining for sustainable development. Learn more about our team.