Innovation in mining – carbon reduction and the circular economy

29 Jun 2021 1200 - 1300 BST

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A webinar presented by the IBA Mining Law Committee

The mining and metals industry is going through tremendous change and transformation – not least to meet the demands for electric vehicles, grid supply and energy storage as part of major strategic and policy initiatives, but also to become a more sustainable industry and reduce its carbon footprint. Mining is estimated to contribute to around four to seven per cent of global GHG emissions (including Scope 3 emissions from the combustion of coal). Innovation is key to managing this successful transition and to achieve the successful implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

While de-carbonisation is a very broad theme, we shall look specifically at the innovative steps being taken by mining companies to reduce and monitor their emissions. This webinar will highlight several leading companies in different geographies and commodities, to discuss how innovation is approached within their organisation, and to discuss the specific benefits and opportunities of their individual innovation projects. We will discuss how companies are collaborating within the industry and developing scientific and commercial solutions to existing problems. We will also address challenges faced by these projects.

As part of this conversation, we will provide an introduction to the circular economy, with experts who work closely with private companies and academic institutions to support knowledge and understanding of the potential applications of the circular economy for mining. While mining may be seen as the ultimate linear economy, we must be more focused than ever on the efficient use of raw materials, including the intelligent re-use of waste products created during the mining, manufacturing and smelting process, and the potential for waste to energy applications.



  • Casper Herler, Borenius Attorneys, Helsinki; Co-Chair, IBA Mining Law Committee
  • Kate Southwell, Pala Investments, Zug; Mining Innovation Project Officer, IBA Mining Law Committee


  • Julio Díaz, Chief Innovation Officer, Codelco – Chile, Santiago
  • Joni Lukkaroinen, CEO, Terrafame, Sotkamo
  • Ashleigh Morris, CEO, Coreo, Brisbane


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