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Tax Holidays Threaten Economic Prosperity in Resource-Rich Developing Countries

A comprehensive review of mining tax incentives in 21 countries found that more than half have offered a complete exemption from corporate income tax for nine years on average.The new research from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) provides the most granular view of tax competition in mining yet, showcasing how common tax…See More
Aug 2
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

Tax Holidays Threaten Economic Prosperity in Resource-Rich Developing Countries

A comprehensive review of mining tax incentives in 21 countries found that more than half have offered a complete exemption from corporate income tax for nine years on average.The new research from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) provides the most granular view of tax competition in mining yet, showcasing how common tax…See More
Jul 25
IGF Secretariat posted an event

Webinar: The Cost of Tax Competition in Mining at Global - online

July 17, 2019 from 10am to 11am
Join our webinar and be first to access the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development's s new dataset of mining tax incentives in over 20 countries—the most granular view of tax competition in the mining sector yet!The webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m. Ottawa / 4:00 p.m. Switzerland. Register online today.Resource-rich countries must compete to attract…See More
Jul 10
Lisa C commented on IGF Secretariat's event 'Webinar: Sustainability and Second Life: The potential and problems of lithium and cobalt recycling'
"I am very interested in this topic but it will be 11PM in Melbourne. Will the webinar be recorded?"
Apr 24
Lisa C might attend IGF Secretariat's event

Webinar: Sustainability and Second Life: The potential and problems of lithium and cobalt recycling at Global - online

April 30, 2019 from 9am to 10am
Register today for a webinar Tuesday, April 30, at 9:00 a.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. CEST, on the potential and problems of lithium and cobalt recycling.Extracting cobalt and lithium from old products and infrastructure is essential to heading off predicted metal shortfalls, empowering clean energy transitions and reducing risk of human exploitation. Despite these benefits, lithium and cobalt recycling rates are low.Interest in renewable…See More
Apr 24
IGF Secretariat posted an event

Webinar: Sustainability and Second Life: The potential and problems of lithium and cobalt recycling at Global - online

April 30, 2019 from 9am to 10am
Register today for a webinar Tuesday, April 30, at 9:00 a.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. CEST, on the potential and problems of lithium and cobalt recycling.Extracting cobalt and lithium from old products and infrastructure is essential to heading off predicted metal shortfalls, empowering clean energy transitions and reducing risk of human exploitation. Despite these benefits, lithium and cobalt recycling rates are low.Interest in renewable…See More
Apr 18
A blog post by IGF Secretariat was featured

Extracting cobalt and lithium from old products and infrastructure is essential to heading off predicted metal shortfalls, empowering clean energy transitions and reducing risk of human exploitation.…

Extracting cobalt and lithium from old products and infrastructure is essential to heading off predicted metal shortfalls, empowering clean energy transitions and reducing risk of human exploitation.Despite these benefits, lithium and cobalt recycling rates are low, says a study released by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).Sustainability and Second Life: The case for cobalt and…See More
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Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF)
Type of Organisation
International Organisation
Website
http://www.IGFmining.org
Job Title
International Secretariat
About My Work
The IGF is a member-driven organization aimed at providing opportunities for national governments with an interest in mining to share best practices and work collectively to achieve their goals. The IGF is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development and environmental stewardship. Secretariat duties are performed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Secretariat funding is provided by the Government of Canada.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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IGF Secretariat's Blog

Tax Holidays Threaten Economic Prosperity in Resource-Rich Developing Countries

Posted on July 25, 2019 at 15:54 0 Comments

A comprehensive review of mining tax incentives in 21 countries found that more than half have offered a complete exemption from corporate income tax for nine years on average.

The new research from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) provides the most granular view of tax competition in mining yet, showcasing…

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Extracting cobalt and lithium from old products and infrastructure is essential to heading off predicted metal shortfalls, empowering clean energy transitions and reducing risk of human exploitation.…

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 16:43 0 Comments

Extracting cobalt and lithium from old products and infrastructure is essential to heading off predicted metal shortfalls, empowering clean energy transitions and reducing risk of human exploitation.

Despite these benefits, lithium and cobalt recycling rates are low, says a study released by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

Sustainability and Second…

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Hiring: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Consultant in the mining sector

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 16:47 0 Comments

This position is a short-term consultancy

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank that delivers the knowledge to act. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. Our big-picture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today—ecological destruction, social exclusion, unfair laws and economic rules, a changing climate. With offices in…

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Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 15:11 0 Comments

New research by the IGF and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that many resource-rich developing countries use tax incentives in the hope of attracting mining investment. Roughly two thirds of the countries surveyed give corporate income tax concessions to mining investors either in the law or in mining contracts, or, in many cases, in both. Slightly less than half grant a complete tax-free period (“tax holiday”), wiping out the entire tax base for…

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