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(ENVIRONMENTAL)
A new International Energy Agency report published as a handbook for the coming United Nations interim climate change conference in Glasgow warns that the current growth in the emerging new energy economy is not yet enough to reach the net zero emissions target that is being adopted by governments and key industry leaders around the world.

(ENVIRONMENTAL)
The chief executives of the world’s leading mining companies and their representative bodies have given their unanimous commitment to meeting the UN’s target of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

(ENVIRONMENTAL)
While the Australian government is still making up its mind over climate change policies, the nation’s mining sector is reinforcing its commitment and stepping up its practical implementation to achieving the Paris Agreement’s target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

More countries sign up to growing international campaign to halt the development of new coal-fired power plants and the phase out of existing installations in readiness for the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in October-November.

(ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, GOVERNANCE)
Australian mining entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Forrest promises a new shared direction for iron ore major Fortescue Mining Group’s operations and future developments in the WA Pilbara region with the establish of a “culturally safe” management framework.

(ENVIRONMENTAL)
The pressure by global investors for a clear understanding of how their investments are being made climate-resilient in the face of climate challenges have prompted the 33 leading global gold miners who make up membership of the World Gold Council to commit themselves to the next stage of embedding climate change into their governance, strategy and risk management.

(REGULATION)
The international mining sector have reacted with cautious optimism to the assurances of support for their continued investment and operations from the military leaders of the Guinean coup that toppled strongman President Alpha Condé.

(SAFETY)
Robots with wheels and robots with legs take Vale’s campaign for improved safety and efficiency in its Brazilian mines to new levels

(HEALTH & SAFETY)
“Pop-up” vaccination hubs at major airports run by mining companies and catering initially for Australia’s fly in, fly out workforce, quickly expanding to on-the-ground centres treating residents and remote community members within the mining regions, are the next phase in the mining sector’s fight to keep COVID out of minesites.

(DIGGERS AND DEALERS)
Australian mining leaders warn difficulties in recruiting and maintaining the skilled workforce they need is already cramping their efforts to deliver the products that are essential to national economic recovery. John Feary reports from the Australian Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie

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