CESCO PARTICIPATES IN THE GREEN MINING WORKING GROUP TOGETHER WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS

In a context marked by climate change, on July 30, the former Under-Secretary for Mining, Pablo Terrazas, hosted the “Green Mining Panel”, which seeks to agree on the main definitions for the industry regarding three axes: water management, emission reduction and circular economy.

“In the face of COP25, we believe that it’s crucial to work together as an industry in respect to greener mining and we are convinced that we will achieve a good performance for Chile,” the Under-Secretary said.

Agents from the public and private sectors participate in this initiative: The Center for Copper and Mining Studies (CESCO), Alta Ley, the Mining Council, the National Mining Society (SONAMI) and the Chilean Copper Commission (COCHILCO), who will be distributed in four panels that will work during the next months, in order to prepare a document from the Ministry of Mining for all the stakeholders in this sector.

Alejandra Wood, executive director of CESCO, said that “we believe that this is a good initiative because, if we want to move forward on these important issues, it is essential to agree on the definitions that help to keep the conversation organized and hopefully collaboration, so that the sector is positioned as a leader in a new way of doing mining”.

The first panel will be held during the second half of August and Victor Perez, a member of Cesco, will attend it on its behalf.