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The Challenge

Net Zero Emission Mining in Western Australia

This MRIWA Challenge aims to reduce the carbon footprint, lower overall energy costs and improve energy efficiency of the Western Australian mining sector through harnessing collective efforts, enabling decarbonisation to become an opportunity for the sector, not a cost.

Context

Ambitious efforts are required by all signatories to the Paris Agreement to achieve their commitments. Western Australia supplies the minerals used for wind and solar energy generation; electric vehicles; and battery storage which will enable the international community to achieve the Paris 2015 goals of net-zero emissions by 2050.

At the same time there is a need to look inward and for the Western Australian mining sector to eliminate their own operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Striving for net zero emissions will require the industry, government and communities to transform how energy is generated and used . The lead time to new technology development and installation means preparations need to start now.

Call to Action

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Page was last reviewed 21 October 2020

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