Mining produces a lot of waste which needs to be handled properly, as improper mining waste disposal will lead to air, soil, and water pollution. This week’s Blog examines some of the different types of mining waste and then how to manage it effectively.
Decarbonization, or the reduction, removal or offsetting of CO2 emissions, has become a strategic priority for mining majors with most on track to meet their 2020 targets and starting to look at the 2050 horizon. This week’s Blog explores the issues surrounding decarbonization, as well as the myriad of other clean energy, power efficiency, and electrification projects around the world that seek to meet the Paris Agreement’s mandate of keeping global warming below 2° Celsius by 2100 .
In recent years, the mining sector’s transition towards carbon-neutral power and fleet options has been ramping up, due to both a stronger focus on climate change in global politics and business, and the growth and maturity of the renewables sector. This week’s Blog explores the sustainability efforts of three different miners that could help to determine the future direction of the global mining sector, and examines how close we are to the 100 per cent electric mine site.