Climate Change
Minerals & Mining
Global Issues
Lukas Rüttinger, adelphi and Vigya Sharma, University of Queensland
Books and Studies

The growing number and impact of extreme weather events has led to increasing awareness in the extractives industries of the potential negative impacts of climate change. The industry has started thinking about its own vulnerabilities and the risks climate change could pose. However, there has been little research and debate that takes a more comprehensive look at the links between climate change and mining. With the report Climate Change and Mining. A Foreign Policy Perspective, Lukas Rüttinger and Vigya Sharma try to fill this gap by shedding some light on these links and providing an overview of the complex challenges around extractive resources in the context of climate change, highlighting four entry points for foreign policy.

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