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The resources sector will play a significant role in Australia’s push to net zero emissions by 2050 – whether in driving down emissions created by mining and processing,

or in capitalising on Australia’s world-leading access to many of the minerals critical to the low emissions economy of the future.

Mining is considered a “hard-to-abate” sector, reflecting the high energy intensity of mining activities, the heavy reliance on emissions intensive fuels and the requirement for thermal energy in processing activities. The geographic location of mines, at edge-of-grid or off-grid locations, also shapes the operating emissions profile. The CEFC is making investment commitments across all these areas, working together with miners to accelerate improvements in their operational emissions footprint.

We are also focused on opportunities to exploit the development of new mineral commodities, including those that are essential to the development of renewable energy, energy storage and electrification. Growing demand for these minerals is driven by market participants seeking to capture the economic benefits of the emissions transition, as well as deliver on their own decarbonisation commitments by reducing Scope 3 emissions via a low emissions supply chain.


Pilbara Minerals taps into lithium

This Western Australia project is providing vital supply chain resources for battery storage.

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