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ELLED CoP Webinar - Building Economic Resilience in Mineral-Rich Countries: Mining for Green Growth

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ELLED CoP Webinar - Building Economic Resilience in Mineral-Rich Countries: Mining for Green Growth

Time: June 28, 2019 from 9:30am to 11am
Location: WebEx
Website or Map: https://worldbankgroup.webex.…
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Jeff Geipel
Latest Activity: Jun 16

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Building Economic Resilience in Mineral-Rich Countries: Mining for Green Growth

Date: Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 am | Eastern Daylight Time | 1.5 hrs 
How to Join: WebEx Link | Access Code: 736 639 435 | Meeting password: CUtbwTf6

A sustainable path to development has profound consequences for all economic activities and related policies. The mining industry, which provides inputs into almost every product and service in the world, is highly relevant to the goal of achieving sustainable development in mineral-rich countries and in the global economy. In addition, environmental sustainability is a critical concern for mining companies, whose growth is increasingly affected by climate change.

Particularly in the past few years, a growing range of policy tools have been used to create an enabling environment for green growth, including climate-based taxes and tariffs, targeted subsidies, data infrastructure, climate standard setting, as well as high-level climate commitments made by countries as part of the December 2015 Paris Agreement. At the same time, mineral-rich countries often impose local content requirements on the mining sector to generate additional benefits to their economy. Within this context, a recently published study – Building Resilience: A Green Growth Framework for Mobilizing Mining Investment – investigates the extent to which the mining sector could be a driver of green growth – economic growth that uses natural resources in a sustainable manner. 

This webinar will feature a discussion on the effective integration of sustainability considerations and local value creation imperatives into industry investment and policies that support green growth. The event is targeted at mining companies operating in mineral-rich emerging and developing economies and policy makers in those economies. It will feature the findings of the Building Resilience research team and the insights and practical experience of leading companies such as IAMGOLD and Newmont Goldcorp.

The webinar will address two main questions:

  • Which segments of the mining industry value chain represent climate-related pressure points for the industry and areas of focus for green growth policies? What are the main obstacles to the successful integration of climate policies and local content policies into a broader green-growth strategy?

  • What strategies and policies work to translate corporate goals for climate change and local value creation into site-level implementation? What are effective ways to overcome inertia associated with different institutional mandates at the corporate and site level?

A moderated panel discussion with guest speakers Javier Aguilar (World Bank), Sri Sekar and Andrew Lane (Deloitte Consulting), Oumar Toguyeni (IAMGOLD), and John Mullally (Newmont Goldcorp), will be followed by Q&A.

Following the webinar, a summary will be posted on the ELLED Community of Practice (CoP) and the discussion will continue online.

For questions and information regarding the webinar or joining the ELLED CoP please email jeffgeipel@ewb.ca (Community Administrator) and kyeladeweerdt@ewb.ca (Community Operations Officer)

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