At a time of inconceivable demand curves for critical minerals, supply constraints and the practicalities of transitioning to decarbonisation and electrification of energy supply and use will dominate proceedings at this year’s International Minerals and Resources Conference in Sydney, from 2-4 November.
Chairman of Partners in Performance, Mitchell H Hooke AM, who is the former CEO of Minerals Council of Australia, will Chair a Session on the first day, tasked with examining the mining and resources industry’s global challenges and opportunities.
Mr Hooke said: “I expect the conference to fully address the challenges of reconciling growth imperatives and commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions with realistic feasibility. “The mining industry has been on a sustainable development path since the turn of the century, long before Wall Street discovered ESG. However, right now companies are grappling with the dual imperatives of achieving 2030 emissions reduction targets, and growing mineral supply accounting for the practical realities of today’s technologies and operating constraints, and tomorrow’s possibilities.