The IGF publishes blogs by Secretariat staff and guest authors on important issues for mining countries and other stakeholders. These blogs do not represent the views or opinions of the IGF Secretariat or its member countries.
November 16, 2021
Governments have an important role to play to ensure that exploration and mining are carried out in a way that is environmentally and socially responsible, as set out in the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Developm ...
October 14, 2021
For mining to be truly sustainable, the industry must provide natural resources without compromising the integrity of the environment or the well-being of local communities. Well-planned and executed mine closure can help achieve this outcome.
September 08, 2021
New mining technologies may affect local communities and community relations positively or negative. It all depends on the how well all stakeholders – industry, government, and communities – anticipate and manage this transition.
August 09, 2021
Latin American countries host many of the resources needed for the energy transition and policy-makers in the region are already advancing policies to help countries benefit from critical minerals.
July 08, 2021
Mining is traditionally associated with heavy and manual-intensive labour. Accordingly, the mining sector is one of the most male-dominated sectors, with women making up only 5% to 10% of the large-scale mining workforce. In Mexico, women represented ...