Sustainability: Mozambique among Countries at Risk as Temperature Soars

A study on Monday, July 16, has shown that more than a billion people, including Mozambicans, are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration as global warming brings more high temperatures. Advertisements

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Sustainability: ExxonMobil Announces Greenhouse Gas Reduction Measures

ExxonMobil today announced greenhouse gas reduction measures that are expected to lead to significant improvements in emissions performance by 2020, including a 15 percent decrease in methane emissions and a 25 percent reduction in flaring. The company also announced its intention to improve its industry-leading energy efficiency in refining and chemical manufacturing facilities.

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Africa Mining: SA Mineral Minister stresses importance of partnerships for mining sustainability

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday stressed the importance of partnerships between mining companies and labor, as well as with communities, for mining to be sustainable.

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Global Mining: Rio Tinto becomes first aluminium producer certified under new sustainability benchmark

Mining giant Rio Tinto has become the first company in the world to be certified under the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) – a new benchmark for healthy environmental, social and governance practices across the aluminium lifecycle of production, use and recycling, the company announced on Tuesday.

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Mining & Sustainability: Anglo American commits to ambitious sustainability strategy

Diversified mining company Anglo American has outlined an innovative approach to three major areas of sustainability – the environment, community development, and driving greater trust and transparency across the mining industry.

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Energy & Sustainability: Obama Warns of “Mass Migrations” If Climate Change Is Not Confronted

President Obama used his final address to the U.N. General Assembly yesterday to warn that climate change would worsen the kind of unrest and inequality that has spurred a global refugee crisis, according to the Scientific American magazine.

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Mining & Sustainability: “Mining companies should invest in communities” – Graça Machel

Foundation for Community Development president Graca Machel has called on mining companies to invest in communities in the countries in which they operate. She suggested that such investment should be implemented in several ways, including through the establishment of a special fund that would ensure asustainable future for communities as reported by Miningweekly.

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Mining vs Prosperity: World Bank gives Mozambique tips on avoiding a ‘painful bust’ as minerals boom beckons

The World Bank has forecast that Mozambique government revenues from the country’s coal and gas sectors could be $9-billion by 2032, which would represent 7% of the country’s gross domestic product and 21% of total government revenues. This prediction is contained in the global institution’s latest policy note on the country, entitled ‘Generating Wealth from Mozambique’s Natural Resource Boom’, which was publicly launched in Maputo on April 10 (although the note is dated January 2014)….

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