World Economic Forum on Latin America – Responsible Extractives Development for Latin America



Time: 09:30
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Thursday 6 April 09:30 – 10:45
Hilton Buenos Aires, Community Room 1

This is a critical time in extractives development in Latin America. With a commodity super correction in play, resource dependent nations across the region struggle to leverage and deliver value from the sector or its potential.

In the context of the new Sustainable Development Goals, regional organisations have identified the urgent need for a new governance model for responsible mineral development in the region. The World Economic Forum’s Oil&Gas and Mining&Metals Initiatives present a key opportunity to apply a multi-stakeholder model to stimulate, dialogue and action.

This session will bring together government, industry partners, civil society, international organisations and experts to focus on:

– Changing status and challenges of responsible mineral development in Latin America, especially given current commodities uncertainty;
– The role of governance and public private partnerships to achieve value creation (including the Sustainable Development Goals) from extractives development;
– Regional processes towards new governance models and a road map to responsible extractives development.

Reporting press: Not Allowed.

Session duration: 75 minutes.

The session will include:

Special Remarks by
· Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Santiago

· Juan Jose Aranguren, Minister of Energy and Mining of Argentina
· Brent Bergeron, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Goldcorp, Canada
· Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources, Minister of Transport of New Zealand
· Fernando Coelho Filho, Minister of Mines and Energy of Brazil
· Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn
· Ignacio Packer, Secretary-General, Terre des Hommes International Federation, Switzerland