The fact that the mining sector through consuming enormous amounts of energy is emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases and contributing to climate change is not surprising. Yet, few people know that the mining sector is particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Since climate change exacerbates risks that mining companies are already facing, state and private stakeholders increasingly acknowledge the links between environmental change and the mining industry.
In the interview, Lukas Rüttinger, Senior Project Manager at adelphi, explains why conflicts will increase with climate change kicking in and highlights how states could address the challenge. What are climate-proof policies? How do the costs of increasing conflicts compare to the costs of implementing social and environmental standards? What steps should mining companies take to be better prepared for global warming? Watch the video to find out about possible entry points and read the full report of the three-year research project on Climate Change and Mining.