November 12, 2019


This investigation explores the extent to which the Canadian mining sector will experience extraction demand pressures in the context of climate change and projected growth in low carbon energy. Surveying current literature on sustainable mining practices, this report aims to summarize the current state of knowledge on how low carbon energy technologies may drive changes in metals and mineral demand, and policy options that may be used to minimize resource extraction pressures and impacts on mining communities in Canada.


The Clean Economy Working Paper Series disseminates findings of ongoing work conducted by environmental economic and policy researchers. These working papers are meant to make results of relevant scholarly work available in a preliminary form, as a way to generate discussion of research findings and provide suggestions for revision before formal publication in peer-reviewed journals.