Together with trade unions and companies, they are analyzing the development of the new Mining Act

The space in which representatives of the gold, emerald coal, polymetallic, construction and industrial materials sectors participated is part of the methodology designed by the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Congress of the Republic to engage all actors in a social dialogue engage involved and consult with ethnic communities, with a view to the reform that will be proposed in the legislature Mining code current.

The Deputy Minister of Mines, Giovanni Franco Sepulvedawho led the meeting pointed out the importance of the dialogues “to make progress in the construction of a mining code that allows us to make a more inclusive mining, from which we all benefit, that takes into account the criteria of sustainability, fairness , harmony and making this mining sector more integrated”.

Regarding the minerals that will be essential to support the energy transition, Deputy Minister Franco stated: “We know that it is not possible to have a just energy transition without taking into account the resources of the subsoil and copper will be an be a strategic mineral.”

In turn, the president of the National Mining Agency (ANM), Álvaro Pardo, indicated that the Government has developed a new vision on mining in Colombia.

“Natural resources should focus on two fundamental government programs: the just energy transition and the industrialization of the economy.” “And it is through instruments such as the reform of the Mining Code and of the National Development Plan that we are looking at how to give it this new approach,” he explained.

According to Minminas, “The main purpose of the new Mining Code will be to mandate the use of minerals for the Just Energy Transition and Mining for Life and is based on three guiding principles: the protection of water, dignified living, food security and megadiversitybinding social dialogue and the transition from extractive to productive economies”.

Source: El heraldo