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IGF is the leading intergovernmental centre of excellence in mining and sustainable development. Explore our recent announcements, blog posts and reports below, or visit our press kit for information relevant to media outlets.

announcements


IGF Releases Tax Treaty Practice Note on Protecting the Right to Tax Mining Income

The IGF's new practice note aims to help developing countries that have signed treaties or may be considering doing so.

New IGF report identifies policy options for mining's technological transformation

How will new mining technologies affect communities, governments, and operators? And how should policy-makers respond to promote sustainable development through mining in the future? To answer these important questions, the Intergovernmental Forum ...

blogs


Three Government Actions for Meaningful Community Engagement and Effective ESIAs in Mining

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 ...

Mine Closure Challenges for Government and Industry

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.