To reach decarbonisation goals by 2030, the world will need 50 new lithium mines, 60 new nickel mines and 17 new cobalt mines to meet demand for electricity storage.
Wind turbines, solar panels, water storage dams and batteries all require mined minerals in building and operation.
Mining in New Zealand is done to some of the highest standards in the world. We have strict employment and health and safety laws, and stringent environmental regulations.
Mining companies are working on and measuring and reporting on their business sustainability using verified methodologies.