Workshop: Climate Related Risks and the Mining Sector
OCCIAR partnered with the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) and co-hosted Climate Related Risks and the Mining Sector workshop in February 2012. This workshop brought together climate change experts with mining practitioners (executives, operators/managers, environmental, engineers, consultants and provincial and federal government representatives) to advance the level of knowledge of climate change impacts on mining operations. The workshop also highlighted the ways in which mine operators can assess and manage weather and climate-related risks.
- communicated climate change science and impacts as well as other drivers of adaptation planning;
- presented methods to evaluate climate vulnerabilities and risks and convey practical examples of the application of such tools; and
- facilitated knowledge exchange between mine operators and various experts in the field of climate change adaptation.
Participants heard the following presentations from experts in their field:
- Climate Change Science, Dr. David Pearson, Laurentian University
- Mining and Climate Change: Legal Issues and Risk, Adam Chamberlain, Borden Ladner Gervais
- Insurance Perspective, Robert Tremblay, Insurance Bureau of Canada
- Weather Challenges in Mining Operations, Leon Botham, McElhanney Consulting Services, Ltd.
- Sudbury Operations and Climate Change, Mark Butler, Xstrata Nickel
- Engineering Support for Climate Change, Sean Capstick, Golder Associates
The mining-climate change workshop was video recorded and the videos are posted on the CEMI website. (https://www.miningexcellence.ca/?p=2453