International Mines Ministers Summit

On June 14, 2022, PDAC, the World Economic Forum and The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development co-hosted the seventh annual International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS). The Summit brought together 20 ministers responsible for mining from around the world.

Held during the PDAC 2022 Convention, the event provided an important setting for the global mining community to explore challenges and opportunities affecting the industry. This year’s Summit focused on the theme Getting to Net Zero: Mining’s role in reducing global emissions. Discussions focused on the importance of minerals and metals as building blocks for the rapidly emerging clean energy technologies required to achieve net zero, along with what will be required to meet the anticipated increase in demand for these minerals.

A report of the event has been prepared, and is available in English, French and Spanish. The next International Mines Ministers Summit will be held in March of 2023.