Situation at the Caribou Mine requires immediate response from Premier Higgs, and legislative hearings into contaminated site management in New Brunswick.
The transition to a low carbon economy, as well as changing technology and geopolitical stresses, requires the expeditious development of new mining, energy generation and infrastructure projects in Canada. There is a broad consensus that the timeline for the planning and approval process for new projects, (including “no go”) has to be shortened from 10-15 years without losing the requirements for good planning, environmental protection and Indigenous consultation. The federal government is exploring how the project permitting process can be improved. At the same time, the federal government is requesting an opinion from the Supreme Court of Canada on the constitutionality of the Impact Assessment Act (IAA) after the Alberta Court of Appeal in May 2022 determined the IAA and the associated Physical Activities Regulations are unconstitutional.
World’s top 50 mining companies end 2022 rock solid but Chinese stocks slide down the rankings despite surging coal and lithium prices, and Russian miners trading in Moscow finally succumb.
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New Critical Minerals Strategy Positions Canada as the Leading Supplier of the Mined Materials Essential to a Lower Carbon Future
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) congratulates the Government of Canada on the release of its Critical Minerals Strategy (CMS), a 21st century industrial strategy that is built on Canada’s strength as a globally-leading supplier of sustainably produced minerals and metals needed to enable the energy transition.
Yesterday, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced at COP15 that Canada, along with Australia, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, are launching the Sustainable Critical Minerals Alliance to drive the global uptake of environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive and responsible mining, processing and recycling practices and responsible critical minerals supply chains.
World Gold Council Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Strategies for the Gold Mining Industry
The World Gold Council’s ‘Gold and climate change: Adaptation and resilience’ report identifies the key physical climate-related vulnerabilities of the gold mining industry and outlines a range of adaptation strategies to support the industry in managing the associated risks.
The World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report reveals that gold demand in the third quarter of 2022 hit 1,181 tonnes, up 28% year-on-year.
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is honoured to announce that five top international and domestic performers were selected for their distinctions, contributions and successes in mineral exploration and development.
COP27: UNECE Presents UN-Approved System for Natural Resources Management to Support Low-Carbon Transition
UNRMS, a toolkit for the integrated and sustainable management of natural resources, was presented last week at COP27 at the side event: “Accelerating the circular economy agenda to tackle climate change and foster economic transformation”. UNRMS will help countries use their natural resources efficiently, obtaining good social, environmental and economic outcomes.