unctad.org | 2019 AGM of the IGF on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development
2019 AGM of the IGF on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development
07 - 11 October 2019
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) 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.

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

  • Artisinal 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.


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