Climate change to amplify challenges

Economists agree that climate change risks have, to date, been underestimated by industry in general, including mining, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting South Africa director and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl.

Consequently, he expects that challenges associated with climate change will be of particular interest at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba.

He cites that issues pertaining to water and social licence to operate, for instance, are likely to be aggravated by climate change and will be increasingly felt by operations in Africa.

Year on year, Mining Indaba makes a considerable effort to align its agenda to current, pressing issues, says Van Zyl.

Authors: Andrew van Zyl (Director and Principal Consultant) | Marcin Wertz  (Partner and Principal Mining Engineer)

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