Thursday, March 13, 2003
8:30AM - 4PM
Lunch will be provided
Where: Metro Hall, Toronto
R. Anthony Hodge,
Anthony Hodge Consultants, Inc.
On COMMON GROUND Inc.
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|Those working in the mining and minerals industry today face a broad array of interrelated technical, environmental, social, cultural and economic concerns. In response, companies have introduced progressively more sophisticated technical programs that integrate social, environmental, and economic implications across a planning cycle that extends from early exploration through to post-closure, often a time horizon of hundreds of years or more.
One manifestation of this has been the development in the past year, of a robust, dynamic assessment framework that came to be called The Seven Questions to Sustainability. It is fully described in the report Seven Questions to Sustainability-How to Assess the Contribution of Mining and Mineral Activities (MMSD - North America, 2002) (available on-line at www.iisd.org/mmsd).
This one-day workshop is aimed at familiarizing participants with Seven Questions Framework including:
The workshop will use an innovative mix of:
- Underlying foundation of theory and value
- Elements of the Seven Questions Framework
- Options and approached for practical implementation
- Strengths and limitations
Who should attend?
- Lectures by expert practitioners in the field;
- Participation in a simulation that will put the learner in a real-life decision-making role dealing with sustainability and assessment issues; and
- Facilitated group discussions and collaborative design of strategic approached to problem solving.
Mining and mineral industry personnel (exploration, development, operation, technical support, financial support - banks, insurance, accounting, investment - consultants, construction) who need to understand practical implication of sustainability concepts to fulfill their corporate responsibilities; professional engineers and geologists who will be future managers of exploration, mining, mineral processing, community, environmental, health and safety departments;
Auditors, Evaluators, Indicators Specialists, and Management Consultants interested in systems of performance measurement and progress assessment driven by the concepts of sustainability;
Government Policy Makers and Regulators who play a role in policy development, policy implementation, regulation, and enforcement;
Non-Governmental Organizations including environmental and community groups who need to understand how projects can be developed, managed, and assessed in an environmentally, socially, and economically successful and acceptable manner;
Indigenous People including Native Americans, Alaska Natives, First Nations and individuals and organizations involved with or interested in mining-related activities;
Financial Institutions responsible for the review and assessment of the financing requirements and the financial liabilities of projects;
Lawyers with an interest in practicing law related to the mining industry;
Lecturers and instructors in communities, high schools, technical colleges and universities who wish to introduce courses on the management of environmental and social concerns for mining into their curricula.