Adaptation in industry and business: Climate change adaptation for Australian minerals industry professionals - best practice guidelines.

Synthesis and Integrative Research Program
Damian Giurco
University of Technology, Sydney
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New South Wales

The minerals industry generates 50% of Australia’s export earnings, yet research into its ability to adapt to climate change is limited. In a recent study, stakeholders identified the major challenges as use of scarce resources such as water and energy; impacts on the environment and community; hazards and workforce issues; impacts on infrastructure; and mine planning and design. This project will evaluate industry awareness, and existing strategies, and develop best practice guidelines for climate change adaptation and planning by minerals industry professionals.