IGF 2022 Annual General Meeting: Critical Minerals and the Energy Transition
7 November–10 November 2022
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
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
Noel Alonso Murray, executive director, Directorio Legislativo
Luke Danielson, president, Sustainable Development Strategies Group
Shruti Sharma, senior policy advisor, IISD’s Energy Program
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.