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Webinar Series

Fasken Webinar Series – Mining Issues in a Changing World

Global Mining Group Webinar


Fasken’s Global Mining Group invites you to attend a three-part series of webinars in October. Each session will feature lawyers from our global offices as well as some guest speakers from Canada and other parts of the world. Besides the ongoing pandemic, there are many changes to the mining industry which we plan to discuss (including opportunities and issues to be faced in a post-pandemic environment). We hope you can participate in some or all of the following sessions.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

A Roundtable Discussion with Senior Mining Executives

Join us for an informal panel discussion with chief mining executives with operations throughout Canada and around the world.  What is the next phase of the pandemic and how will companies respond?  What are some of the challenges, opportunities and risks the mining industry may face in this unfolding era?  This program will be introduced by John Turner and moderated by Frank Mariage.

Guest Speakers:
Normand Champigny, CEO, Quebec Precious Metals Corp. (Quebec)
Daniella Dimitrov, CFO, IAMGOLD Corporation (Ontario)
Benoit La Salle, CEO, Aya Gold & Silver Inc. (Franco-Africa)
Cashel Meagher, COO, Hudbay Minerals Inc. (Latin America)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Mining, Climate Change & Corporate “Net Zero” Commitments 

In response to growing concerns over climate change, mining companies are increasingly adopting voluntary “Net Zero by 2050” commitments in respect of their GHG emissions.  But it is not always clear what “Net Zero” commitments mean, what it will take for mining companies to meet them, and what risks are being run by adopting a voluntary commitment and potentially failing to meet it, or – perhaps worse -- being accused of “greenwashing” if such commitments are met in ways that are viewed as questionable. 

This webinar will provide actionable insights on why mining companies have begun adopting “Net Zero” commitments, their experience in operationalizing such commitments and in measuring their performance, the carbon accounting principles that inform how such voluntary efforts may be assessed by ESG investors, regulators and climate activists, recent trends in climate change litigation, as well best practice guidance on implementation alternatives such as onsite fuel-switching, corporate power purchase agreements for renewable energy, and participating in voluntary carbon offset markets.  This program will be moderated by Tanneke Heersche.

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Guest Speakers:
Lisa DeMarco, Senior Partner and CEO , Resilient LLP

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Hydrogen and the Mining Sector 

The path to net-zero for mining companies requires comprehensive plans to decarbonize and electrify operations.  Hydrogen power is poised to play a critical role in this clean energy transition. But the path forward with hydrogen remains uncertain. The slow development of hydrogen technologies and new applications; the high cost and still limited supply of ‘green’ hydrogen and the lack of established supply chains for fuel delivery and storage all represent significant challenges.

This session will provide an overview of the state of decarbonizing mining operations as well as the current and future state-of-play for hydrogen power in getting mines of carbon-intensive equipment and processes. Special focus will be given to the potential for hydrogen in Canadian mining operations, and the opportunity new hydrogen power development presents for collaboration with remote and northern First Nation communities trying also to “get off dirty diesel”. This program will be moderated by Dan Brock, co-lead of the Fasken Hydrogen Energy Advisory Team.

Guest Speakers:
Isadore Day, Founder & CEO,  Bimaadzwin Inc.
Al Davidson, Principal, Change Energy
Bob Oliver, CEO, H2GO Canada 
Rymal Smith, Principal, Change Energy


  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET) Program and Q&A


This event is only available via webinar

Webinar Recording: If you are unable to attend the event but wish to receive the webinar recording, please click the "Webinar Recording" option in the registration section. 

Note: This programme contains 1.5 hours of Substantive content for the purposes of the Law Society of Ontario's annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements .

For the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements: the session has been loaded as part of a series, titled “Global Mining Group Webinar Series – October 2021” and will be available for claiming through the LSBC CPD website as of October 31, 2021.

For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

Event contact

Nick Fan Marketing Events Specialist