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The amount of electricity generated worldwide from coal is surging towards a new annual record in 2021, undermining efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and potentially putting global coal demand on course for an all-time high next year.

(ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE)
The International Council on Mining and Metals has taken a significant new step towards transparency with a new commitment for the 28 world mining leaders comprising its membership to disclose all their mineral development contracts and taxes.

(ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE) New report by World Gold Council provides quantitative insights into how large-scale mining, specifically by WGC’s member companies, contributes to advance economies and improve livelihoods at a global, national and local community level.

Global energy efficiency has made a strong recovery in 2021 after plunging in the COVID-inflicted world-wide economic disruption last year, but the IEA warns it is less than half the rate that will be needed to match the rate required to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

(MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS) International uranium hopeful Deep Yellow remains fixed on pursuing growth opportunities in the global sector despite the blunt rebuff of its proposed first step, a merger with Australian developer Vimy Resources.

(ENVIRONMENTAL) Developer Orion Minerals is exploring the potential to play a pivotal role in the global push for net zero carbon emissions by sourcing the power needs of its Prieska copper-zinc project from a planned South African renewable energy hub.

Minerals Council South Africa pushes for urgent government action to control debt and initiate long-awaited structural reforms to encourage greater private sector participation in core segments of the economy and spur critical economic growth and job creation.

While the UN Climate Change conference has coal on its deathbed, the World Coal Association details the need for 234GW of additional coal capacity by 2040 to meet the growing energy demand in ASEAN countries.

(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.

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Mining Billboard

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