July 04, 2011
The International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) released its "Principles for climate change policy design and member commitments". In its document, ICMM advocates the use of an integrated set of seven principles to achieve effective and efficient national and sub national specific climate change policies and measures. If consistently applied, these principles are thought to ensure a measured transition to a low carbon economy that does not detrimentally impact the competitiveness of major industries and encourages the development and use of low carbon technology. it is seen as a pragmatic approach aimed at achieving intended results while minimizing the potentially damaging and unintended consequences of climate change - related decision making. The document can be downloaded here or on ICMM's website.