- 26 Oct, 2016New Study Shows 15 percent Growth in Demand for Copper Under China’s Latest Five-Year Plan
According to data released today by the International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), projections based on China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) show the potential for 15 percent growth in the Chinese copper market. ICA, the leading authority on copper end-use, commissioned the study (which was conducted by All China Marketing Research Co., Ltd.) to analyze potential demand in China under the country’s most recent FYP.
- 23 Sep, 2016International Copper Association Discusses Copper’s Influence on Sustainable Development Goals During Climate Week NYC
Anthony (Tony) Lea, president of the International Copper Association (ICA), spoke to an audience of global climate leaders as part of the opening ceremonies of Climate Week NYC. Mr. Lea discussed the copper industry’s strong alignment with the United Nation’s (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- 23 Sep, 2016Automotive Wire Harness Study Offers New Information on Material Substitution
The International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), the leading authority on the fundamentals of copper demand, issued preliminary findings from a study by The Martec Group demonstrating the overall impact of substitution in the automotive wire harness industry.
- 07 Dec, 2015United for Efficiency: Advocating for High-Efficiency Products in Support of a Global Climate Change Agreement
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) United for Efficiency (U4E) initiative and its lighting chapter, en.lighten, announced exciting new projects during Energy Day of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21). The partnership includes the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Copper Association (ICA), the environmental and energy‐efficiency NGO CLASP, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The partnership also includes the private sector partners of ABB, Arçelik, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Electrolux, MABE, Osram, Philips, and Whirlpool Corporation.
- 13 Aug, 2015Anthony Lea Appointed President of the International Copper Association
The International Copper Association (ICA) announces the appointment of Anthony Lea as its new president. Mr. Lea holds the senior management responsibility for all aspects of the organization, overseeing the global operations of the extended Copper Alliance across six continents.
- 28 May, 2015ICA Partnering with UN on United for Efficiency Initiative
ICA is actively participating in a new UN initiative designed to accelerate global use of energy-efficient appliances. The first joint Project Steering Committee meeting of the en.lighten initiative and the new United for Efficiency, U4E, initiative was held on 15 May 2015 at the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) headquarters in Washington D.C. Both initiatives serve as the accelerators on lighting (en.lighten) and appliances (U4E) for the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative of the UN Secretary-General.
- 14 Apr, 2015Copper Industry Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainable Development
The International Copper Association (ICA) launches a communications campaign to demonstrate copper’s critical role in sustainable development. As evidence of the copper industry’s commitment to sustainable development, ICA is a founding partner of the Efficient Appliances and Equipment Global Partnership Program, a global public-private partnership focused on market transformations toward energy-efficient appliances and industrial equipment. The United Nations is closely involved in this program.
- 20 Oct, 2014Jean-Sébastien Jacques, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Copper, Appointed Chairman of the ICA
The ICA announces the appointment of Jean-Sébastien Jacques, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Copper, as its new Chairman. Mr. Jacques will replace the outgoing Chairman Peter Beaven, Chief Financial Officer of BHP Billiton.
- 01 Oct, 2014New Global Alliance for UNEP: Energy-Efficient Appliances and Equipment Launched
The International Copper Association is working with UNEP to reduce global energy demand, mitigate climate change and improve access to energy. A worldwide shift to energy-efficient appliances and equipment—including lighting, air conditioners, refrigerators, electric motors, ceiling fans and distribution transformers—would reduce global electricity consumption by more than 10 percent, saving $350 billion annually in electricity bills and reducing global carbon emissions by 1.25 billion tonnes per year.
- 15 Sep, 2014Development of Ultraconductive Copper Expands to China
The International Copper Association (ICA) announces the signing of funding contracts with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Dalian University of Technology to develop ultraconductive copper technology in China. To date, multi-year programs have only been under development in the U.S. and Europe. The programs in China will extend ultraconductive copper’s footprint into copper’s largest geographical market. -
- 01 May, 2014Copper-Alloy Net Pen Survives Chile Earthquake
A copper-alloy mesh pen off the coast of Northern Chile survived a tsunami warning following an 8.2 earthquake in Chile’s Tarapaca Region in April 2014. An estimated 150 fishing vessels were destroyed after the April 1 earthquake, affecting more than 1,000 fishermen.
2014 North America
- 08 Sep, 2014CDA Honors Professor for Work on Ultaconductive Copper
Professor Taysir Nayfeh, of Cleveland State University, received the Copper Development Association's (CDA) “Trailblazer in Copper Technology” award for his research in ultraconductive copper--a technology that could revolutionize how copper is used in a range of applications. Nayfeh has led an International Copper Association (ICA)-sponsored initiative to better understand ultraconductive copper and its potential commercial implications.