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Energy Transition Commission – some considerations

  Shell and McKinsey have just launched a global initiative called the Energy Transition Commission. Doubts have been raised about whether the Commission as currently constructed has the integrity to make a positive contribution to the debate on how to … Continue reading

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Speech: Mining, cities and sustainable development

I spoke to the China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong, Shanghai, on 20 April 2012. Download the pdf here. The core message of the lecture is that mines and cities have more in common than you think. In particular, you … Continue reading

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Mining in the twenty first century

Published in Rio Tinto’s Review magazine, in February 2008. Mining coastal dunes for mineral sands is one of the most environmentally controversial of all forms of mining as the public furores over Saint Lucia and Madagascar make clear.  Yet, as can … Continue reading

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