- June 23, 2023
- Posted by: Mildred Chama
- Category: ZRA News
The energy transition is expected to increase demand for critical minerals exponentially. Governments and regional bodies are exploring new opportunities and forging new partnerships to find new ways of adding value to their resources. Mineral wealth can, if exploited responsibly, provide economic livelihoods for many and contribute to public revenue.
To ensure realisation of the expected benefits, the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) in conjunction with the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) will host a three-day conference from 26-28, June 2023 at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka.
To support policy-makers in resource-rich countries, the Global Conference on The Future of Resource Taxation will convene government officials from ministries of mining, finance, and revenue authorities as well as representatives from industry, civil society, academia, and international organizations who are interested in exploring effective taxation and fiscal policies for the evolving mining sector and global economy.
During this inaugural event, ATAF and IGF will launch The Future of Resource Taxation Handbook. The Handbook presents a menu of innovative fiscal measures contributed by governments, civil society, academia, and industry, that aim to strengthen mining revenue collection, sustainably, while helping combat climate change.