Webinar

2021 Mining and Sustainability Forum of the Americas: Regional supply chains for critical minerals

The 2021 Mining and Sustainability Forum of the Americas: Regional Supply Chains for Critical Minerals will convene stakeholders from government, international organizations, academia, civil society, and the private sector for a two-part virtual event aiming to advance regional policies for critical minerals supply chains in the Americas.
July 27, 2021 10:00 am - August 10, 2021 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -4)

(Open to public)

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Critical minerals will fuel the global shift to renewable energy and electrification. This transformation will depend on resilient supply chains delivering large quantities of copper, lithium, nickel, and other mineral inputs for new energy infrastructure and technology.

The Americas have been a great source of these minerals, but supplying the low-carbon transition will require an expanded and sustainably managed minerals sector and supply chain. If countries work together, this transformation may bring important widespread economic benefits to the region and help countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

You are invited to join stakeholders from government, international organizations, academia, civil society, and the private sector at the 2021 Mining and Sustainability Forum of the Americas on the theme: Regional Supply Chains for Critical Minerals.

With the aim of achieving new regional policies on critical minerals supply chains, this two-part virtual event will discuss practical regional policy options to be presented to mining ministers and the Annual Mines Ministries of the Americas Conference (CAMMA) meeting on September 2.

The webinars will include interpretation for participants in English and Spanish and are hosted by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals, and Sustainable Development (IGF) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Mines Ministries of the Americas Conference (CAMMA).

You must register for each session separately.

Session 1 | Critical Minerals in the Americas: Understanding the opportunity
Moderator
  • Alejandra Wood, Executive Director, Center for Copper and Mining Studies (CESCO)
Confirmed Speakers
  • Luc Leboeuf, Director, Natural Resources Canada
  • Enir Sebastião Mendes, Director, Department of Mineral Transformation and Technology, Ministry of Energy and Mining, Brazil
     
  • Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
  • Time: 09:00–11:00 (Bogota, Lima) / 10:00–12:00 (Ottawa, Santiago)
  • Register for session 1
Session 2 | Critical Minerals in the Americas: Proposals to strengthen supply chains
  • Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • Time: 09:00–11:00 (Bogota, Lima) / 10:00–12:00 (Ottawa, Santiago)
  • Register for session 2