In a July 7 Mining Coffee Chat, Dr. Remi Piet — director of the Natural Resources practice for AMI — discussed mining developments in Brazil with Tomas de Paola Pessoa Filho (Director General – Brazilian National Mining Agency) and Ana Candida de Melo (BMA).
Panelists also focused on investment opportunities in the mining sector in Brazil, environmental permitting processes and recent measures adopted to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the mining sectors.
One particular area of focus was the Plano Lavra, a series of reforms aiming at de-bureaucratizing procedures between the agency and mining companies in order to improve the business environment and recover from the damage suffered by the mineral sector due to the global pandemic.
Finally, this Mining Coffee Chat also addressed the current debate on social license to operate and possibilities to design public hearings and community relations programs at a time of social distancing.
You can view the video of the July 7 Mining Coffee Chat below.
Mining Coffee Chats are weekly meetings in which AMI explores important topics affecting the mining industry. The Chats are held via Zoom every Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET (New York) time, usually featuring expert speakers and always allowing for attendees to obtain answers to the challenges that face them during COVID-19 and beyond.
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To find out more about AMI’s consulting work in the area of risk management for mining in different areas, please explore our recent webinar on rebuilding sustainable operations post COVID-19, case studies, our whitepaper on 7 key risks, and our analysis articles, which cover topics such as industry outlooks, political risk, operational risk, reputational risk and more.