In the run-up to the High-Level Forum on Mineral Supply Chains – Responsible Mining for the Just Transition, the Sector Programme “Extractives and Development”, which is jointly implemented by the BGR and GIZ, organised the working-level side event

“Implementing Responsible Mining for the Just Transition” on Wednesday, 31 May 2023 at GIZ’s Berlin Representation and online.

The event brought together policymakers, practitioners, and academics to share and discuss experiences on project activities, research, and innovative instruments that contribute to responsible mineral supply chains. The event complemented the BMZ High-Level Forum by providing space for a more in-depth discussion.

Different sessions of the side event explored fields of action towards responsible mining for the just transition. From a practical perspective, the event discussed topics like ESG-performance and assessment along supply chains, collaborative action and partnerships, benefit sharing in the mining sector as well as digitalisation and gender equality as cross-cutting themes in the mining sector.


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Side event sessions

Throughout the day, there were several parallel sessions organised by valued partners. You can find more information on the topics and downloads available by clicking on the session-buttons below.


The Welcome and Opening Remarks as well as the Closing Remarks and Outlook to the BMZ High-Level Forum were streamed live from the Atrium at Berlin Representation of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).


UNU Flores & BGR:

Implementing a Responsible Mine Closure and a Just Transition in the “Global South” – insights from the Sustainability Nexus Perspectives on Coal Phaseout and the BGR MinSus Project

GIZ & Econias:

Economic implications of the energy transition on government revenue in resource-rich countries

Worldbank, CSM Facility:

Building mineral value chains in developing countries – Why should it work now?

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP):

The Role of Development Cooperation in Sustainable Raw Material Diplomacy: Partnerships for Local Value Creation



Breaking Ground: Exploring the Gendered Impact of the Energy Transition on Mining Communities


Holistic geoscientific capacity building for responsibly local value creation – Project experiences from Namibia and Mauritania

CONNEX Support Unit:

Resource rich countries in 2023 – are they really getting a good deal?


What does a “Just Transition” mean for the lithium triangle?



Digitalization of the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism


Addressing corruption risks in transition minerals supply chains through a multi-stakeholder approach

ARM & Save the Children:

Why Corporate Due Diligence has to Involve Local Rightsholders to Achieve Meaningful and Sustainable Outcomes


Sustainable Mineral Supply Chains: What’s in it for Producer Countries?

BMZ High-Level Forum on Mineral Supply Chains

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