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IGF 2022 Annual General Meeting: Critical Minerals and the Energy Transition

7 November–10 November 2022

  • Event

  • Starting 3:00AM

  • Ending 11:00AM CEST

  • Online

Format: In-person and online

Location: Palais des Nations

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) will convene in-person for its 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 7-10 November 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. Sessions were also live streamed for virtual attendees.

This year’s event focused on critical minerals for the energy transition and will include sessions on important sub-themes with speakers from various governments and other organizations, including Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). 

AGM Day 1. Session 2: Government Readiness for Modern Policy and Regulatory Frameworks

Tuesday, November 8
11:45 a.m. – 13:00 p.m.

Location: Room XXVI

Speakers included:
  • Abdelaâli Lefdaoui, director, Mines and Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Morocco
  • Dione Macedo, general coordinator of Sustainable Development in Mining, Department of Geology, Mining, and Mineral Processing, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil 
  • David Manley, lead economic analyst – energy transition, NRGI
  • Scott Woodard, deputy director, office of energy transformation, Bureau of Energy Resources, Department of State, United States
The session discussed the extent to which governments are prepared for the energy transition and the rising demand for critical minerals. It discussed new government initiatives and best practices including the role of policy instruments and government incentives.

AGM Day 3. Session 12: Community Resilience in a Just Transition

Thursday, November 10
16:45 – 17:50 p.m.

Location: Room XXVI

Speakers included:
  • Noel Alonso Murray, executive director, Directorio Legislativo
  • Luke Danielson, president, Sustainable Development Strategies Group
  • Shruti Sharma, senior policy advisor, IISD’s Energy Program
  • William Davis, senior economic analyst, NRGI
The transition to a low-carbon economy will require new ways of mining. What does that mean for local communities? How can communities benefit from mining innovation? This session will discuss opportunities and good practices to build resilient communities as part of a just energy transition.

Moderator: Marina Ruete, LAC coordinator and law advisor, IGF

The event was hosted by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). For more information, visit the IGF website

View the full agenda (EnglishFrenchSpanish)

Originally published on the IISD website.
Geneva, Switzerland and online
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