Mining Sector Plan for mitigation and adaptation to climate change - Plan for low carbon mining

Adaptation Framework
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2013
This Mining Sector Plan aims to promote a sectoral analysis, based on a preliminary assessment, taking into account the National Mining Plan 2030 and projections of Brazilian Mining Institute (IBRAM), as well as direct consultations with companies in the sector to reduce GHG emissions in mining, through initiatives of the companies themselves to reduce emissions related mainly to energy efficiency and reduction in the consumption of fuels with high non-renewable carbon content. The plan focuses on three dimensions: value chain, mineral goods and organizational and operational limitations. It doesn't take into account the chemical processing of minerals and external transport, which it states should be considered on the Industry and Transports Plans. It presents the sector's current emissions, its potential for the reduction of emissions, possible obstacles for implementation, adaptation recommendations, financing needs and sources, and monitoring. Its main focus is mitigation.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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