Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for Mining and Exploration Companies
This session will focus on how climate change can pose both a risk and an opportunity for mining and exploration companies and will outline what mining and exploration companies need to know to about this area.
Part One - Regulatory Overview - Climate Change Compliance Systems
Update on Canadian federal regulatory system, including BC, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario.
Update on North American system including Western Climate Initiative and California
Update on Kyoto Protocol and EU ETS as well as other international systems such as Australia
Part Two - Managing Risk: Regulatory Risks, Project Impacts and Sustainable Development
Regulatory Risk / Requirements for the mining industry in Canada and internationally
Assessment and management of of climate change risks as they impact on mine planning and operation
Integration of climate change into sustainability paradigms for mining and exploration companies
Part Three - Opportunities in the Carbon Finance World
Offset - Projects: Who can participate in Offset Projects; outline of offset protocols of direct application to mining companies under the Canadian federal system, the Kyoto system and the WCI
Carbon finance and its role in mine development
Emissions Trading - strategies and and investment opportunities