Session chair at annual meeting of the IGF - mining

24 September 2020

We are honered to chair a session on October 22nd at the Annual General Meeting of the IGF - Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development. The theme of the session will be Rethinking environmental and social impact assessment at the early phase of mine development.

In June of this year, IGF published its newest Guidance for Governments: Improving Legal Frameworks for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Management. In the preparatory phase we advised on the draft guidance and made some recommendations for further improvement. In our opinion, the guidance contains extensive information and valuable instructions on ESIA within the mining sector and beyond, and therefore is potentially useful for a large audience.