New IUCN-Anglo American collaboration aims to tackle climate mitigation through nature-based solutions
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New IUCN-Anglo American collaboration aims to tackle climate mitigation through nature-based solutions
February 15, 2021

A new three-year collaboration agreement between IUCN and the mining company Anglo American will explore how nature-based solutions can help deliver positive biodiversity outcomes and support carbon neutral goals, while delivering additional benefits for conservation and wider stakeholders. Joint activities will include exploring how Anglo American operations can meet their biodiversity and carbon neutral targets[…]

Nouveau Monde receives provincial green light for Matawinie graphite mine build
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Nouveau Monde receives provincial green light for Matawinie graphite mine build
February 10, 2021

Following a rigorous environmental review, the Québec Government has issued a ministerial decree authorising Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc’s Matawinie mining project for a 100,000 t/y high-purity graphite concentrate production. Located only 150 km north of Montréal, the company’s deposit constitutes the largest projected graphite operation in North America and Europe and is expected to become[…]

France’s CGG joins mine tailings monitoring research project led by Amira
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France’s CGG joins mine tailings monitoring research project led by Amira
January 21, 2021

France’s CGG says it has become a member of Amira, an independent global not-for-profit organisation representing members from the mineral resources industry seeking to enhance, sustain and deliver transformational R&D, innovation and implementation to the benefit of society. As part of its membership, CGG’s Minerals & Mining group is sponsoring an independent industry research program[…]

New ICMM reports reinforce mining’s role in economic development of host countries
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New ICMM reports reinforce mining’s role in economic development of host countries
December 2, 2020

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has published two reports that highlight the contribution the mining industry makes to the economic development of host countries. ‘The Mining Contribution Index (MCI)’ and ‘ICMM Members’ Tax Contribution Report: 2019 Update’ demonstrate the pivotal role mining plays in many national economies, and the contribution it makes[…]

ERG’s Metalkol RTR copper-cobalt plant in DRC signs up to Responsible Minerals Assurance Process
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ERG’s Metalkol RTR copper-cobalt plant in DRC signs up to Responsible Minerals Assurance Process
November 26, 2020

Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) has announced that Metalkol RTR, its hydrometallurgical copper and cobalt facility in the DRC, has committed to undergoing the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP), a flagship programme of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). Metalkol RTR has made a formal commitment to proceed with the RMAP assessment and submitted all required pre-assessment[…]