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15th Annual General Meeting, October 7 – 11: Mining in a Changing Climate

15th Annual General Meeting, October 7 – 11: Mining in a Changing Climate

Event Details

Date:

October 7, 2019 to
October 11, 2019

Venue:

Palais des Nations

Location:

Geneva, Switzerland

Resources:

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held October 7 to 11, 2019, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, will focus on Mining in a Changing Climate.

The AGM is a unique opportunity to engage with government officials from the IGF’s 70+ member nations and representatives from industry, civil society, international organizations, and academia. It provides a global forum to engage with top experts in the field and to learn about the latest developments in efforts to leverage mining for sustainable development.

Agenda

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The AGM will include climate-related sessions that cover a broad range of topics, including: 

  • Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) Minerals for Disaster Reconstruction
  • Circular Economy: Repurposing Mine Tailings
  • Climate Change Adaptation in the Mining Sector
  • European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM)
  • Gendered Climate Impacts and Policies
  • Government Strategies for Low Carbon Minerals
  • Green Mine of the Future
  • Impacts and Policies Implications of a Changing Climate on Mining
  • Key Drivers and Policy Frameworks for Renewables
  • Managing Coal Mine Closure
  • Stranded Assets in the Mining Sector

The AGM will also cover a range of other important topics including: ASM strategy and formalization; best practices in environmental and social impact assessments; innovation and technology; harmonizing voluntary sustainability initiatives; local content policies; case studies in mine closure and post-mining transition; and tax base erosion and profit shifting.

UNCTAD

The IGF Secretariat would like to thank UNCTAD for hosting our 15th AGM.