Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ICA is the leading advocate for the global copper industry.
The International Copper Association (ICA) has been working on behalf of the copper industry for more than 60 years, beginning in 1959 with its predecessor organization, the International Copper Research Association (INCRA). ICA was formally created in 1989.
Today, as a nonprofit trade association, ICA advocates for issues critical to copper through proactive engagement with government and regulators based on sound science and data in the fields of health, environment and sustainable development. Specifically, ICA advocates for issues spanning across the globe, including clean energy, climate change and sustainability.
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Circular Copper Recycling in China: Current Practices and Future Trends
China has announced its net-zero target for carbon emissions by 2060. To meet this goal,…
Commitment to the Circular Economy and Urban Mining Drives Copper Recycling in China
Sustainability is at the forefront of China’s plans. The 14th Five-Year plan outlines targets for climate…
ICA’s Research Contributes To Recognized Electric Vehicle Battery Pack Innovation
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) recently recognized a new innovation for the electric…
Latest Resources for Asia
ICA Unites Room Air Conditioner (RAC) Manufacturers to Seek Product Differentiation with Cu Inside Campaign
In China, room air-conditioner (RAC) producers are using copper to set themselves apart. Cu Inside, an ICA marketing initiative that applies labels to RACs containing copper, has gained traction in the Chinese market.
ICA President, Anthony Lea delivers presentation at BRICS Industrial Revolution Partnership Forum about how ICA helps China achieve sustainable development and carbon neutrality
South Korean Olympic Gold Medalist Promotes Antimicrobial Copper
The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of practical solutions for protecting public health…
Latest Resources for U.S.
The Copper Development Association Names New President & CEO
The Copper Development Association, Inc. (CDA) is pleased to announce Andrew G. Kireta, Jr. as the next President & CEO....
Using Copper to Achieve a Sustainable Future
A more sustainable future relies on the use of copper. Building structures require energy-efficient applications. Learn more....
Latest Resources for Europe
COP26 Reinforces the European Green Deal
The UN conference COP26 called for urgent, accelerated climate action, making the European Green Deal more relevant than ever.
Aurubis Invests €85 million ($98.5 million) in Innovative New System Reducing Diffuse Emissions (RDE) at Hamburg Site
Aurubis has invested €85 million ($98.5 million) into a new technology, Reducing Diffuse Emissions (RDE),…
Aurubis Invests €85 million ($98.5 million) in Innovative New System Reducing Diffuse Emissions (RDE) at Hamburg Site ...
The proposed EPBD recast is a steppingstone for buildings’ decarbonisation, ECI stresses additional elements to be considered
Today, the European Commission proposed a recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)…