Ensuring resilience to climate change: a critical strategic issue
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our era
The challenge is significant. The Paris Agreement calls for a global temperature increase of 'well below 2°C'. Achieving this would require at least a 50% reduction in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
Mining is already forming the basis of the transition to a low carbon economy.
At the same time, we expect climate change to reshape the mining industry.
It will require us to run more resilient, carbon neutral operations, to target our extraction methods in order to minimise wider environmental impacts, and to adapt our businesses in response to society’s changing expectations.