Make hay while the sun shines. But for the holders of 27 mining licences in Ethiopia, the sun has set on their ambitions in the country.
The sector faces pressure from governments, investors, and society to reduce emissions. Mining is responsible for 4 to 7% of GHG emissions.
Legal articulations and governance implications of the hydrological aspects of mining are complex, as commercial interactions.
The threat from aluminium as a viable energy transmission alternative is being vastly underestimated." - Julian Kettle, Wood Mackenzie
This report was compiled with the aim of gaining an understanding of how the mining industry visualises the impact of the 4IR.
A recent Goldman Sachs report estimates that EV-related copper demand will amount to 2.4 Mt of copper by 2030.
Mining companies are well-positioned to implement cost-saving and efficient renewable energy solutions.
The human and environmental impacts of historic mining operations still linger today with many mining-affected communities impacted by the negligence and misconduct of historic mining activities.
While African governments try to redress the imbalances of the past they also tread a fine line trying to secure investor confidence.
The key contributors to this grow will be Brazil (6.2%), South Africa (4.1%), Australia (3.2%) and India according to GlobalData.