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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan presented as a guide to sustainable mining

On the central event of "Rumbo a PERUMIN - Bicentennial Edition", the president of the secretariat of the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan, Natalie Campbell, presented the Canadian Plan 2020.

On the third day of Keynote Conferences of the central event of "Rumbo a PERUMIN - Bicentennial Edition", the president of the secretariat of the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan, Melanie Campbell, presented the Canadian Plan 2020, an ambitious and sustainable project for the development of its mining, which has allowed it to be a global industry leader.

Campbell explained the operation and key ideas of the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP), an initiative that results from extensive participation and involvement of the national government, Canadian regions, industry, indigenous peoples and other actors, to pursue the main mining priorities of the North American country.

The development of the CMMP was born in 2017, after a sectoral assessment, where concerns were raised in critical areas: exploration plans fell, as well as mining projects and general investment in Canada.

“Since the implementation of the CMMP, we received more than 146 connections dedicated to the mining industry with communities and 2,070 online activities for the elaboration of analyzes, in which they presented us with official proposals with ideas for future projects,” says Campbell.

The CMMP is a proposal launched by the Canadian Ministry of Mines itself, in collaboration with a solid alliance with the mining sector and actors committed to the industry. Given this, in 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau included the CMMP in the activities of the Canadian Action Plan 2020, a work compendium based on 6 strategic points of sustainable work.

These include economic development and competitiveness; increased participation of the indigenous community, with a plan to respect rights, dialogues, and consensus; protection of the environment, reducing waste and searching for new renewable sources of energy; science, technology, and innovation, to promote the innovative ecosystem; good relations with the communities; and, finally, create global leadership ditto, with good business practices.

Canada in Peru

“Canada has a significant presence in the international mining industry. In 2019, Canadian junior and senior companies had a presence in 96 countries with mining assets valued at CA $ 86 billion. Peru is a potential mining house that offers stable economies, developed infrastructure, and strong mining industry” says Campbell.

To this, the president of the CMMP secretariat adds that there are 12 foreign mining projects with significant investment in the country, with 57 Canadian exploration projects and the presence of mining companies and with a total of CA $ 9.4 billion in mining assets.

“The CMMP was not only designed with the idea of the success of the mining industry in mind but also with the social impact that it produces. Social consideration should serve to develop support for the well-being of all Canadians" Campbell culminates in the presentation of the CMMP to the Peruvian mining sector at the Rumbo a PERUMIN event.