Mineral supply for sustainable development requires resource governance

Ali, Saleem H., Giurco, Damien, Arndt, Nicholas, Nickless, Edmund, Brown, Graham, Demetriades, Alecos, Durrheim, Ray, Enriquez, Maria Amelia, Kinnaird, Judith, Littleboy, Anna, Meinert, Lawrence D., Oberhansli, Roland, Salem, Janet, Schodde, Richard, Schneider, Gabi, Vidal, Olivier and Yakovleva, Natalia (2017) Mineral supply for sustainable development requires resource governance. Nature, 543 7645: 367-372. doi:10.1038/nature21359


Author Ali, Saleem H.
Giurco, Damien
Arndt, Nicholas
Nickless, Edmund
Brown, Graham
Demetriades, Alecos
Durrheim, Ray
Enriquez, Maria Amelia
Kinnaird, Judith
Littleboy, Anna
Meinert, Lawrence D.
Oberhansli, Roland
Salem, Janet
Schodde, Richard
Schneider, Gabi
Vidal, Olivier
Yakovleva, Natalia
Title Mineral supply for sustainable development requires resource governance
Journal name Nature   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1476-4687
0028-0836
Publication date 2017-03-15
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/nature21359
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 543
Issue 7645
Start page 367
End page 372
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract Successful delivery of the United Nations sustainable development goals and implementation of the Paris Agreement requires technologies that utilize a wide range of minerals in vast quantities. Metal recycling and technological change will contribute to sustaining supply, but mining must continue and grow for the foreseeable future to ensure that such minerals remain available to industry. New links are needed between existing institutional frameworks to oversee responsible sourcing of minerals, trajectories for mineral exploration, environmental practices, and consumer awareness of the effects of consumption. Here we present, through analysis of a comprehensive set of data and demand forecasts, an interdisciplinary perspective on how best to ensure ecologically viable continuity of global mineral supply over the coming decades.
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