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Mining for the Climate Economy

Posted by Bernie Napp on 1 December 2015

Let’s add “mining” to New Zealand’s “Pure Advantage”. Minerals are essential to sustainable cities, low-emissions transport, healthy homes, renewable electricity generation, ICT and e-connectedness, and other smart and green technologies, in New Zealand and overseas.

The fact is that the “new climate economy” will demand more mining, because many of the technologies on which the future depends are based on minerals. The problem, if there is one, is finding new economic deposits, and then figuring out how to mine them safely and responsibly; that’s what the mining industry means by sustainable mining. In this, New Zealand can be a world leader.

Click here to read the full article on the Pure Advantage Website