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. ...
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. ...