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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
Piet Wostyn favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post No Title
Apr 10
Piet Wostyn favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post No Title
Apr 10
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

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
Apr 3
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

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

This position is a short-term consultancyThe 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 Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa,…See More
Mar 7
Piet Wostyn favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?
Jan 17
Daniel Limpitlaw is attending IGF Secretariat's event

IGF's Mining Indaba Sustainability Forum at Mining Indaba, South Africa

February 4, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm
Join us Monday, February 4, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., for our Mining Indaba Sustainability Forum. This year’s theme will focus on impact assessment and management in the mining sector.Visit the Indaba website for full details about this unique event and registration.Our session will address questions such as:What is the optimal timeline to review an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) report?How do ESIAs…See More
Jan 16
Diana Taremwa Karakire favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?
Jan 9
IGF Secretariat posted an event

IGF's Mining Indaba Sustainability Forum at Mining Indaba, South Africa

February 4, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm
Join us Monday, February 4, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., for our Mining Indaba Sustainability Forum. This year’s theme will focus on impact assessment and management in the mining sector.Visit the Indaba website for full details about this unique event and registration.Our session will address questions such as:What is the optimal timeline to review an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) report?How do ESIAs…See More
Jan 7
A blog post by IGF Secretariat was featured

Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?

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…See More
Jan 4
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?

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…See More
Jan 2
Rakotoarisoa Zohasina is attending IGF Secretariat's event

Webinar: The impact of VSIs in mining at Webinar

December 5, 2018 from 9am to 10am
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a plan of action for socially and environmentally sound economic development.Many mineral-rich developing countries rely on the mining sector as an engine for this economic development. Ensuring mining is socially and environmentally sound, and contributes to advancing the SDGs, requires extra efforts from policy-makers and the private sector alike.This reality has led to an exponential growth in the number and use of private voluntary…See More
Nov 25, 2018
IGF Secretariat posted an event

Webinar: The impact of VSIs in mining at Webinar

December 5, 2018 from 9am to 10am
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a plan of action for socially and environmentally sound economic development.Many mineral-rich developing countries rely on the mining sector as an engine for this economic development. Ensuring mining is socially and environmentally sound, and contributes to advancing the SDGs, requires extra efforts from policy-makers and the private sector alike.This reality has led to an exponential growth in the number and use of private voluntary…See More
Nov 22, 2018
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

IGF Issues State of Sustainability Review of Standards and the Extractive Economy

A new study from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.The report highlights environmental, social and business-related impacts associated with…See More
Sep 12, 2018

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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.
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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

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

IGF Issues State of Sustainability Review of Standards and the Extractive Economy

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 14:27 0 Comments

A new study from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.

The report highlights environmental, social and…

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