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IMPORTANCE OF THE MINING SECTOR FOR THE ECONOMIES OF THE ACP COUNTRIES ACP MINING MINISTERS CONFERENCE BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 13-15, 2010 Patrice Christmann,

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1 IMPORTANCE OF THE MINING SECTOR FOR THE ECONOMIES OF THE ACP COUNTRIES ACP MINING MINISTERS CONFERENCE BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 13-15, 2010 Patrice Christmann, Manager of the Mineral Resources Strategy Division Corporate Strategy Division BRGM – The French Geological Survey Tel.:

2 Strategy Directorate > 2 Minerals are essential to any economy…

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4 Strategy Directorate > 4 … and the demand for the services they provide will further grow as the worlds population progresses towards the 9 billion mark, to be reached about 2050

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6 Strategy Directorate > 6 Minerals are an important asset to many ACP countries

7 mercredi 26 février 2014 Nom du service émetteur > 7 ACP COUNTRIES: 2005 MINERAL EXPORTS IN % OF THE TOTAL EXPORTS F.O.B. (Except Burkina Faso: 2004 data) – Data sources: World Bank, IMF, National Banks of Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda Mineral exports are over 20% of total exports in 20 ACP countries

8 Strategy Directorate > 8 … while they could play a much greater quantitative and qualitative role in support to the sustainable development the ACP Group of States …

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12 Strategy Directorate > 12 … but are, from a sustainability perspective, mineral resources endowments a blessing or a curse?

13 mercredi 26 février 2014 Strategy Directorate > 13 How long will mankind be able to use the natural capital base without seriously harming the life supporting systems?

14 Strategy Directorate > 14 … protracted partnership support is needed to address the many issues ahead …

15 Les enjeux du développement durable: cas du secteur des ressources minérales

16 Strategy Directorate > 16 CAPACITIES POLICY LEGISLATION LAND-USE PLANNING LICENSING NEGOTIATION COMPLIANCE LOCAL INTEGRATION IMPACTS SUSTAINABILITY TRANSPARENCY MANAGEMENT EXPLORATION FEASABILITY MINING/ PROCESSING/ SMELTING CLOSURE CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION TRAIN LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS ACCES S TO PROJECT FINANCE LOCAL INTEGRATION GEOLOGICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL DATA ACQUISITION, CONSERVATION, PROCESSING AND DISSEMINATION COMMUNICATION PRIVATE SECTOR PUBLIC SECTOR

17 Subsidiarity; local, regional, national, continental scales > Interoperability Environment Economy Society Sustainable Development RESEARCH GOVERNANCE Data > Information > Knowledge > Expertise > Solutions

18 Elements for a sustainable ACP minerals industry development strategymercredi 26 février 2014 > Training; > Capacity building; > Institutional strengthening; > Geological data acquisition, modelling; > Good practice sharing (AEGOS, OAGS…); > Environmental impacts mitigation; > Research; > Data and knowledge dissemination; > Support to the development of local entrepreneurs; > Integration of geology and mineral resources in land- use planning and infrastructure development strategies are needed over periods in line with mining project cycles (10-20 years) Strategy Directirate > 18

19 > This requires the setup of a ring-fenced partnership funding (1 bn over 10 years) based on the commitment to sustainable development ethics, including accountability, transparency and good governance. > Twinning with EU Geological Surveys, research and training centers could play an important role > Follow-up and monitoring (Steering Group?) of this Ministerial meeting should be organised. A role for the African Union, Caricom and SOPAC? mercredi 26 février 2014 Nom du service émetteur > 19

20 mercredi 26 février 2014 Nom du service émetteur > 20 It all begins with geology !

21 mercredi 26 février 2014 Nom du service émetteur > 21 Thank you for your attention


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