Presenters: Sean Capstick (moderator), Rachel Wyles, Charles Dumaresq and Marc Butler
Mining companies and operators are acting on climate change in response to: regulators requiring information as part of the impact assessment and permitting process; stakeholders demanding environmental, social and governance disclosure; and the impacts that are already affecting operating costs. In response to these issues, the Mining Association of Canada is developing guidance that will provide: a framework on how to characterize the risks to mines from a changing climate; decision-making processes around adaptation measures and allow the implementation of best practices to reduce and manage this risk. This work builds on the International Council on Mining and Metals' recently updated guidance.
This panel presentation will provide an overview of the drivers on mining companies, the available guidance documents, practical actions that operators can take now and case studies from mines that have completed risk assessments and successfully completed the permitting process.