Mining Law Summit 2021

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Mining Law Summit 2021

The annual UArizona Mining Law Summit returns this November 2021. The event, titled “The Future of Mining Law,” explores how various perspectives influence both the short- and long-term future of mining and mineral resources.

“The tension between the need for mineral resources and the movement to restrict their expeditious development is nowhere more obvious than in the promotion of change to or application of new or existing mining law. This year’s Mining Law Summit will focus on divergent voices and discuss options whereby the mining law can provide avenues for future development of critical resources,” says John Lacy, director of the Global Mining Law Center.

Focus topics include:

  •  The “New” Critical Needs and Discussion of Green Commodities, where they are and how are they mined and processed into products.
  • Community Resistance, taking Peru as an example and looking at the reasons for community resistance, including suggestions advanced in the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance.
  • Government Resistance, the dissatisfaction of certain governments with the initial “deal” for development and what could be done to address concerns.
  • Models for New Legal Structures, what makes a “good” mining law?
  • The Chinese Example, is there a lesson in the Chinese approach?
There will be live Q&A sessions, and the event will be free of charge.


8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19, 2021

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