Climate-sensitive mining in Africa: Outcomes from COP27 and expectations for COP28

Speakers discuss the nexus between climate change and mining, reflect on the impact of multilateral climate negotiations through COP on mining governance in Africa, and exchange views on industry responses and opportunities.

Research event, Panel
31 May 2023 — 2:00PM TO 3:30PM

The global just energy transition and commitment to the Paris Agreement for reduced carbon emissions presents a significant opportunity for several African mining jurisdictions and companies.

But supplying the metals and minerals required for the transition will require an increase in mining activity, which itself has traditionally been a high carbon-emitting sector. Methods for extraction will need to be climate-conscious while also meeting societal expectations for delivering inclusive economic benefits.

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