Fair ideas - Reflecting on a decade of mining, minerals and sustainable development
17th June. Room: Anchieta, 09:30 - 11:00
Language: English, with simultaneous translation into Portuguese
Led by: IIED, UK; International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
Ten years ago, the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) programme published a landmark report, Breaking New Ground, laying out an agenda for the mining and minerals sector to improve its social, developmental, and environmental performance. How has the industry fared? IIED, which housed the MMSD research programme, has begun a review of progress - examining key achievements, stumbling blocks and future challenges. This session will share the findings of an initial review and subsequent consultations. What does sustainable development mean for mining today? What do the ongoing challenges teach us about what is needed to achieve responsible mining? How is the new social, political and environment context shaping the agenda for the next 10 years? Who should be involved in defining that agenda? These are some of the questions that will be on the table.
Steve Bass (chair), Group Head, Sustainable Markets Group, IIED, UK
Abbi Buxton, Researcher, Sustainable Markets Group, IIED, UK
Caroline Digby, Sustainability Director, Eden Project, UK
Ben Peachey, Communications Director, ICMM, UK
Lina Villa Córdoba, Executive Director, Alliance for Responsible Mining, Colombia
Walter De Simoni, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American Nickel Business Unit, Brazil
Sergio Andrade, Executive Director, Agenda Pública, Brazil
IIED is a policy research organisation with 40 years of experience in linking environment and development. Based in London and working on five continents, IIED specialises in linking local to global.
ICMM brings together 22 mining and metals companies as well as 34 associations to improve sustainable development performance in the mining and metals industry.