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2020 elevates resource taxation reform urgency, IGF panel says

Rapid technological change, higher COVID-induced economic morbidity in developing and developed countries, and an opportunity to reset mineral taxation ahead of an expected low-carbon minerals boom are all factors that have increased the urgency of debate about optimum resource taxation measures this year, the 2020 Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) annual general meeting heard.

2020 elevates resource taxation reform urgency, IGF panel says 2020 elevates resource taxation reform urgency, IGF panel says 2020 elevates resource taxation reform urgency, IGF panel says 2020 elevates resource taxation reform urgency, IGF panel says 2020 elevates resource taxation reform urgency, IGF panel says

IGF tax reform panellists (clockwise from top left): Anglo American's David Murray, the Botswana government's Segolo Lekau, moderator Asa Borssen, IGF tax expert Ali Readhead, Fundar's Beatriz Olivera, former Australian treasurer Wayne Swan, and ATAF's Logan Wort

"We think now is the right time to do things differently," a lead advisor to the IGF's international extractive industry tax reform initiative, Alexandra Readhead, told the meeting.