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Extractive & Primary Industries

Climate change impacts on the extractives and primary industries sectors are wide ranging and may affect aspects of exploration, extraction, and production of industrial commodities. This briefing explores the challenges and opportunities climate change poses to the extractives and primary industries sector.


The Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate. Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.


Industries infographic 

Webinar: are you climate ready?


Additional resources

Presentation slides

Press release

Briefing and infographic for high-quality print

Published: June 2014

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Eliot Whittington
Eliot Whittington