Imagine a world without mining. Many people do.
They see mining as environmentally harmful, dangerous to health and wellbeing, and ultimately obsolete as green energy advances.
One that’s absolutely vital to global prosperity, the energy transition and 1.5º C climate goals, as well as growth for emerging economies.
In short, what could be the world’s best-kept secret must be told: one of the Earth’s oldest industries is also one of the most forward-looking, and most essential to the future.
As mining is continually reinvented and reimagined, lands of opportunity – the Middle East, North and East Africa, and Central Asia – have huge potential to complement global mining’s transformation, and underline the sector’s importance to economic, social and environmental aims.