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Mission Critical: Mining Governance for a Just Energy Transition (COP27 Side Event)

12 November 2022 11:30AM EEST

  • Event

  • Ending 1:00PM EEST

Meeting the Paris Agreement’s mitigation goals requires the deployment of low-carbon technologies that rely heavily on minerals. This makes the mining sector critical in the fight against climate change. This official Blue Zone side event explored why resource governance and collaboration matter for a just transition. Speakers included senior government representatives and civil society actors from major minerals-producing countries, including the DRC, as well as senior mining industry representatives.


  • Mamadou Bady Baldé, deputy executive director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
  • Héritier Mazu, Ministry of Mines, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Jean-Marie Kanda, Director Centre of Excellence for Advanced Battery Research
  • Silas Olan'g, Africa energy transition advisor, Natural Resource Governance Institute 
  • Elizabeth Press, director of planning and program support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Ketakandriana Rafitoson, executive director, Transparency International Madagascar
  • Christian Spano, director, innovation, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

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