The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges worldwide. Resource-rich countries and the extractive industry spent much of 2020 grappling with supply chain disruptions and identifying adequate responses to absorb unexpected shocks. However, the consequences of the pandemic account for just a fraction of the trends that are likely to change the mining sector. Operators are moving quickly to adopt new technologies—such as automation and digitization of mining processes—while the transition to a low-carbon economy and the rising global demand for green energy minerals are triggering reflection and discussions among stakeholders.
This webinar explores how the wave of new technologies entering the mining sector may affect mining communities and their relationships with governments and mining companies.
- Cristina Bruce, Head of International Relations, Anglo American
- Kristi Disney Bruckner, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Strategies Group
- Hervé Lado, Country Director for Guinea, Natural Resource Governance Institute
- Isabelle Ramdoo, Deputy Director, IGF
- Santiago Perez Ospina, Director of Mining Promotion and Development, Government of Antioquia, Colombia
The is the second part of a two-part series co-hosted by IGF and CONNEX. The first webinar examined law and policy implications of new mining technologies.