Sustainable Development

Electricity 12-07-2017

Energy and climate scenarios 2050

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The EU has set a long-term goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. But getting there will be a huge challenge that will require a transformation of our energy system.

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Waste no water - The essential role of nickel
30-01-2017

Waste no water – The essential role of nickel

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Water is a fundamental human need. By 2025, the World Bank has estimated that water demand will exceed supply by 40% as the world’s growing population requires more water.

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Nickel Recycling
Climate change 30-01-2017

Nickel recycling

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Recycling nickel is an important factor in nickel life-cycle and an important contributor to global sustainability.

23-11-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s the best way to destroy your house?

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission's planned Circular Economy Package of waste and recycling laws will highlight the role of construction and demolition. But what is the best way to demolish a home and how can waste be turned into a resource that can be re-used?

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Development Policy 19-10-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Not all SDGs were created equal

The investment needed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN in September varies greatly.

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06-02-2015

Copper’s Contribution to the EU’s Circular Economy

Sustainability and climate change present increasing challenges for policy makers, businesses and society. Regulators are adopting policies intended to break the link between economic growth and the use of natural resources. Industries are making new products and systems that need less building block materials, but still satisfy customer expectations. Society, both businesses and citizens, need to be much more aware of the importance of returning end of life products back into recovery and recycling.