MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 2, 2016) - Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. (CSE:EAC)(CSE:EAC.CN) ("Earth Alive" or the "Company"), a leading Canadian Clean-Tech company, developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art microbial technology-based products for sustainable agriculture and mining, is pleased to announce that it attended the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals, and Sustainable Development (IGF). The meeting was held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from October 24th to 28th, 2016.
The 2016 AGM marked the first opportunity for IGF Members to engage in a joint dialogue on the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the mining sector. Other important organizations such as international financial institutions, multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, industry associations, donor governments and other actors were also increasingly well-represented at the IGF AGM, as they recognize the value of engagement with this important network. More than 80 organizations took part in 2016, which is a clear indication of the IGF's growing significance and relevance for sustainable development.
For this year's AGM, the Secretariat developed an agenda focused on "The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Mining". The SDGs represent the post-2015 global development agenda and represent the international consensus on development priorities. Attention was also paid to the broader issue of sustainable development, the contribution the mining sector can make, and some of the challenges the sector itself faces with regards to its own sustainability.
"It was an honour for Earth Alive to participate in this prestigious event, and to showcase our EA1 microbial dust control technology to industry stakeholders," stated Marcelo Soutullo, VP of the Dust Control Division of Earth Alive. "We are making a lot of headway into the Latin American mining dust suppression market, and this event has provided a premiere opportunity to show how Earth Alive's EA1 Dust Suppressant can help companies make real strides toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals".
Mr. Frédéric Perron-Welch, Director of Sustainable Development for the Company, further added that, "As an economic activity that transforms natural resources into wealth and products required for development, the mining sector will remain important in the future, but it must work to mitigate environmental impacts and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. Ultimately, the success of the SDGs will be based on how the mining sector moves into action on sustainable development."
Mr. Perron-Welch explained, "Our microbial dust suppressant technology EA1 is certified organic and biodegradable, reduces over 90% of dust emissions from operating roads, and can reduce water use by over 80%. This leads to significantly reduced operational expenditures while sustainably reducing dust emissions. EA1 Dust Suppressant has been tried, tested, and proven effective in environmentally challenging conditions in North America, Latin America, and Africa. "
About the Intergovernmental Forum:
The IGF is a growing and evolving platform for country governments to engage with industry and civil society experts, and with each other, on best practices for sustainable development in leveraging their natural resource wealth. It is a member-driven organization that provides 55 national governments the opportunity to work collectively to achieve their sustainable mining goals. In the past year, with the support of the Canadian Government, the IGF Secretariat is now hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in Ottawa, Canada.
About Earth Alive Clean Technologies:
Earth Alive aims to be a key player in world markets of environmentally sustainable industrial solutions. The company works with the latest innovations in microbial technology to formulate and patent innovative products that can tackle the most difficult industrial challenges, once only reserved to environmentally harmful chemicals and additives. The company is focused on environmental sustainability in 1) dust control for the mining industry, and 2) the agriculture industry.
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