WEF Future Scenarios Workshop

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On 28 September 2010 the World Economic Forum;, Minerals Council of Australia; CSIRO and the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS – collectively hosted an interactive workshop in Melbourne looking at the future of Australia’s mining and metals industry.

Over 30 participants explored the implications of CSIRO global megatrends for industry in Australia under three scenarios prepared by the World Economic Forum to explore future context and response strategies.

Important themes in the future context concerned community engagement, sustainability and Australia’s global competitiveness. A national mining strategy and ratings system for mining operations were identified as potential responses. The outputs from this workshop feed directly to a follow up event in November 2010 focussed on the development of a Vision to 2040 for mining and minerals in Australia.

See the summary of workshop outcomes