As global initiatives, like the SDGs, clean energy, climate change and food and water security, become more urgent, copper plays an important role in almost every economic sector. Yet the proliferation of traditional and social media channels makes it difficult for a single organization or individual to gain a clear pathway for sharing messages. NGOs, policy makers and government officials are often bombarded with conflicting voices. That is why ICA is positioned to act as an advocate for the industry and establish a strong, unified message to cut through the clutter.
ICA’s advocacy strategy is based on sound science and data in the fields of health, environment and sustainable development. ICA’s public affairs activities ensure the copper industry maintains its license to operate and fair market access for its products through proactive advocacy toward government and regulators. Society’s ability to trust the copper industry is rooted in our reputation, our legacy and current behavior and how we fulfill our promises and commitments.
ICA works closely with think tanks, universities and other thought leaders because we believe our sustainable-development initiatives and industry advocacy efforts are stronger through collaboration. ICA’s ability to build relationships and trust is important for ensuring the positive impact of the copper industry for its solutions to global challenges. Together with our members, ICA continues to invest in a fruitful conversation with policy makers and authorities to ensure fair and sound legislation and regulation.
Featured Resources for Advocacy and Dialogue
On Copper Demand
As world leaders pass legislation to achieve net zero—from the $1 trillion infrastructure bill in the U.S. to the strategic framework of the European Green Deal to widespread national net commitments such as China’s Dual Carbon Goal—green technologies play a critical role in making these policies a reality. Long-term, raw material industries must consider how to navigate increasing demand to support the energy transition while dealing with immediate challenges facing the global supply chain.
The International Copper Association Aids Implementation of China’s Dual Carbon Targets
In 2020, the Chinese government announced its “dual carbon” goals, which involve reaching peak carbon…
Providing Responsibly Sourced Copper for the Energy Transition
A successful transition to a more sustainable energy mix will be one with copper at its heart. Fully seizing the opportunity offered by the switch to clean energy will require record quantities of this malleable, durable and reusable metal.
A successful transition to a more sustainable energy mix will be one with copper at its heart. ...