ICMM presents on climate change at IOM3’s first breakfast club

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) held its first breakfast club on 28 June and featured a presentation by ICMM’s Director of Environment and Climate Change, John Drexhage.

John's presentation - Adapting to a changing climate - outlined the implications of a changing climate for the mining and metals industry, the ways to adapt and the emerging drivers to do so.

He highlighted that the point is not to ponder whether or not climate change is happening, but how to contend with the undeniable changes affecting the global mining and metals industry today. Heightened risks associated with water shortage, flooding and workforce health were all part of a broad series of impacts that industry needs to address in partnership with others.

Debate arose around the topics addressed in John's presentations from attendees who had travelled from as far as Russia. Jan Lewis, immediate past-president of IOM3, chaired the meeting and following further questions ended by concluding in simple terms, "It doesn't matter what causes it, our job is to sort it".

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