Building a sustainable future as a mining company requires an understanding of the financial risks and opportunities that climate change poses for the industry.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has long identified increased concentration of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) in the atmosphere as the most significant contributor to global warming, caused predominantly by the burning of fossil fuels.
The rise in the Earth's temperature not only leads to the disruption of ecosystems and an increased likelihood of natural disasters, but also threatens political, economic and social stability.
Riaan Koppeschaar 1 day ago
South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway.
An analysis of global electricity revealed that wind and solar showed resilient growth in 2020 despite the pandemic, forcing a record fall in global coal power. The Global Electricity Review published by energy think tank Ember analysed electricity data from every country in the world to give the first accurate view of the global electricity transition in 2020.
Planning and preparation are essential in undertaking new or extending old mining projects, regardless of size. Whether large-scale or artisanal, the need for mines to be compliant and ethical, as they go through the lengthy processes required in prospecting rights applications, is highlighted by the implications for the environment, economy, and communities in which the mines operate.
Janine Espin 2 days ago
The automotive sector, mining and agriculture have taken a huge knock in the past year, but remain South Africa's best chance for a change in fortunes given their track record and faith placed in them by international markets.