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Climate change

Climate change is a global challenge for us all.

Rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases are increasing the severity and occurrence of extreme weather events (eg droughts and heatwaves) and accelerating rises in sea level.

ICMM members recognise the need for an urgent global response to the threat of climate change, across all areas of society and the economy, and are committed to being a part of the solution. ICMM supports the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit the increase in the global average temperature to 2C (3.6F) and pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5C (2.7F).

In addition, the mining and metals industry has an important role to play in providing the minerals and metals needed for a low carbon future, including renewable energy and battery technology.

Focus areas

Mitigating GHG emissions and building resilience

ICMM company members commit to implementing operational level adaptation and mitigation solutions to reduce GHG emissions.

Cleaner vehicles

ICMM’s Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehicles (ICSV) initiative aims to reduce GHG emissions by promoting operational and technological innovation.

ICMM's Mining Principles

Supporting global goals