Read more about the latest market, policy, mining, energy and sustainability developments in the copper industry from leaders in their field, including ICA's own experts.
Understanding the Energy Efficiency Challenge
Reflections from the Concordia Annual Summit Energy efficiency is key to delivering more than 40…
Future Sustainability Trends in Copper Demand
The copper industry is working to ensure environmentally responsible practices and clean-energy technologies are at the heart of the copper value chain. This idea drew industry experts, ICA members and partners to ICA’s Copper Demand and Sustainability Workshop on the eve of London Metal Exchange (LME) Week.
Copper: The Material of Choice for Vehicle Manufacturers
Growing electric vehicle (EV) demand has often gone hand-in-hand with growth in demand for copper. However, it is only more recently that it has been possible to estimate just how much this demand will increase, and what’s driving it.
Growing electric vehicle (EV) demand has often gone hand-in-hand with growth in demand for copper. ...
No Resources Lost: The Circular Opportunity of Industrial Symbiosis
By working together, industries can reduce waste by finding applications for byproducts of production, or…
By working together, industries can reduce waste by repurposing or finding applications for byproducts of production....
ICA Members Use Innovation to Drive Progress Toward the UN SDGs
Due to its applications in electrification and clean energy, copper is essential for the transition to a low-carbon economy, but copper must be produced responsibly to truly enable a sustainable future. ICA and its members are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and responsible production practices are a crucial first step for the industry in meeting these objectives.
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.
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. ...
CESCO Wrap-Up: Thoughts from Santiago
In 2022, the CRU World Copper Conference, which ran as part of CESCO Week in…
On Copper Mining Misconceptions
Sustainability objectives coupled with innovation are transforming the way in which copper is extracted COP26…
ICA Supports China’s Sustainable Development and Carbon Neutrality Goals
Governments and industries worldwide are urgently working to address the severity of climate change. As the world’s largest carbon emitter, China has pledged to reach peak carbon emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 in accordance with the Paris Agreement targets.
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.
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.
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,…
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