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2020 IGF Virtual AGM Registration is Open

2020 IGF Virtual AGM Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development’s (IGF) 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 20–22, 2020. The AGM is the leading international forum on mining policy and sustainable development.

For the first time, this year’s AGM will be virtual and not subject to the capacity constraints of past in-person events.

All interested stakeholders are invited to attend!

This year’s theme is Mining and COVID-19: From Crisis to Sustainability. Many sessions will examine mining sector trends and government responses stemming from the ongoing health and economic crisis and feature high-level officials and top mining-sector experts from government, academia, industry, and non-governmental organizations.

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To accommodate attendees in various time zones, the AGM will run for three hours each day, from 8:30 to 11:30 EST / 14:30 to 17:30 CEST.

Most sessions will include simultaneous interpretation for participants in English, French, and Spanish.

Day 1 | Tuesday, October 20
  • Introduction and opening panel
  • The future of mining employment and skills
  • Building resilient communities: Can we leverage impact investing mechanisms?
  • Global standards for environmental and tailings management
  • Global mine closure needs: Government and industry responses
Day 2 | Wednesday, October 21
  • Responding to COVID-19 in the ASM sector
  • COVID-19 and the future of responsible sourcing
  • Mining, climate change and COVID-19: How the pandemic has impacted climate actions
  • The future of resource taxation: Challenges and opportunities
  • Future of Resource Taxation: Exploring alternatives
  • Regional sessions (in French and Spanish)
Day 3 | Thursday, October 22
  • Community engagement during COVID-19: Challenges and new opportunities
  • Opportunities for greater gender equality: Assessing gendered impacts of mining before project development
  • Technological innovation in a post-COVID era: Changing the face of mining?
  • Rethinking environmental and social impact assessment at the early phase of mine development Closing remarks

A detailed agenda will be announced shortly.

About the IGF

The 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.