Title Building Resilience
Subtitle A Green Growth Framework for Mobilizing Mining Investment
Author Sri Sekar, Kyle Lundin, Christopher Tucker, Joe Figueiredo, Silvana Tordo, Javier Aguilar
ISBN 9781464814266
List price USD 35.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 70
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher The World Bank
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Description:

A sustainable path to development has profound consequences for all economic activities and related policies. The mining industry, which provides input to almost every product and service in the world, is highly relevant to the goal of achieving sustainable development in mineral-rich countries and in the global economy. In addition, environmental sustainability is a critical concern for mining companies, whose growth is increasingly affected by climate change. Given the centrality of minerals and metals to our way of living, Building Resilience: A Green Growth Framework for Mobilizing Mining Investment investigates the extent to which the mining industry can contribute to green growth.

Despite what ought to be a tight nexus of public and private interest in targeted green sector investment, this report finds that there is a misalignment between mining companies’ investment in climate-sensitive production processes, and policy makers’ efforts to develop a cohesive green economy framework for industry to navigate. The private and public sectors regard the climate agenda and the development of local economic opportunity as separate matters. Neither industry nor government have yet to effectively leverage their climate imperatives and mandates to seize green growth opportunities. To address this misalignment, this report proposes a framework to help mining companies and governments integrate climate change and local economic opportunity activities. Going further, the report offers examples of projects and policies that support green growth: particularly climate-related activities that create scalable economic value and invest in long-lasting green infrastructure.


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Executive Summary • Green economy and green growth development • The mining industry’s role in green growth • The policy and private sector investment mismatch • A green growth pivot for mining economies and the mining industry • Possible topics for follow-up research

Chapter 1: Prevailing Policy Approaches to Climate • Sustainable development and climate policies • Green growth enabling policies • Taxes and tariffs • Targeted subsidies • Shared data infrastructure • Climate-focused standards • Local content requirements • Notes • Bibliography

Chapter 2: The Mining Industry Heat Map • Identifying mining companies’ climate priority areas • Industry action within the priority areas • Bibliography

Chapter 3: Mining Firms’ Climate Practices • Potential drivers for mining investments in green growth • Mining firms’ perspective on climate-based investment • Example of mining firms’ climate-sensitive initiatives • Climate-sensitive local value creation • Notes • Bibliography

Chapter 4: A Green Growth Framework for Mining Firms and Government • The current misalignment • The framework for mining-informed green growth • The added value of pursuing a green growth partnership approach • Real-life examples of shared value of mining-driven green growth • Mining for copper in a water-stressed context • Iron mining and the autonomous transportation sector • Gold as an avenue to renewable energy • Cement and biomass: Renewable energy sources for a carbon-intensive process • A note on the future of the mining industry and the growth of frontier minerals • Notes • Bibliography


Target Audience:

This book will be useful to people interested in climate change, water management, mining and energy efficiency.

 
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