Copper—The Pathway to Net Zero
Regional Focus: Latin America
The International Copper Association (ICA) and its members have performed an in-depth, robust analysis, based on a comprehensive set of data, facts and sound hypotheses, to determine how fast GHG emissions of copper production can be abated with market-ready and developing technologies, at what cost and under what conditions. The conclusions of this analysis are set out in the ICA decarbonization roadmap, Copper—The Pathway to Net Zero.
The report Regional Focus: Latin America has been developed to set out the decarbonization pathway of copper production in Latin America. It is complementary to Copper—The Pathway to Net Zero. It outlines ICA members’ commitment to decarbonizing the production of copper in Latin America and presents strategies for bringing the carbon footprint of copper mining, smelting, refining, and recycling in Latin America as close as possible to net zero by 2050.
Our commitment to decarbonizing copper production
The members of the International Copper Association (ICA) in Latin America and globally commit to
- a goal of reaching net zero Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2050;
- to actively engage with their value chain partners to bring Scope 3 emissions as close as possible to net zero by 2050.
This is a collective ambition. The intermediate trajectories of individual ICA members companies are likely to vary given differences in the scope of activities and operating conditions of companies. This ambition is based on current knowledge and may, therefore, evolve.