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Mining Association of Canada adds new actions to address climate change



MAC and its members adopt recommendations from advisory body

OTTAWA, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - To further enhance its climate change efforts, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and its members have committed to undertake more than a dozen additional actions to help in the fight against climate change.

These actions are based on recommendations from the association's Community of Interest (COI) Advisory Panel?an independent, multi-stakeholder group that advises MAC on the Towards Sustainable Mining® (TSM®) initiative and on issues of mutual interest.

In light of Canada signing on to the Paris Agreement and MAC members' climate change commitments, the COI Panel issued an advisory statement to MAC in November 2016. The statement identified potential opportunities to build on the industry's progress over the past two decades on climate change. It also acknowledged MAC and its members for committing to be constructive partners in the global fight against climate change, pointing to MAC's Principles for Climate Change Policy Design. The principles noted MAC and its members' support for a broad-based price on carbon, one that protects emissions-intensive and trade-exposed sectors, minimizes compliance burden, and is sensitive to regional and geographical circumstances.

"We thank the members of the Panel for their thoughtful and constructive recommendations. Thanks to their input, we have a set of actions that will allow us to build on the significant progress that MAC and its members have made over the past two decades to address climate change," stated Pierre Gratton, President and CEO, MAC. "Operating some of the lowest-emitting mines throughout the world, our members are committed to sustainably producing the minerals, metals and energy products needed for the transition to a low carbon future."

In the months following the release of the Panel's advisory statement, MAC worked in consultation with the Panel and experts within its membership to determine how to best incorporate the recommendations. This work has led MAC and its members to commit to undertake 13 actions under the six areas below, and further details are available in MAC's response to the COI Panel's advisory statement:

BACKGROUNDERS:

About MAC
The Mining Association of Canada is the national organization for the Canadian mining industry. Its members account for most of Canada's production of base and precious metals, uranium, diamonds, metallurgical coal and mined oil sands, and are actively engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication. Please visit www.mining.ca

 

SOURCE Mining Association of Canada (MAC)


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