1

Recognize that climate change is a global challenge that must be understood and addressed by all society agents -the mining industry among them- as part of the industrial processes responsible of the emission of greenhouse gases.

2

Advocate the implementation of a binding global agreement on climate change; in particular, the ratification of the Paris Agreement subscribed in 2015.

3

Advocate the adoption of cost-effective measures intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, free of any a priori discrimination between areas or segments within the same sector while considering the impact these measures can have on vulnerable sections of the population.

4

Specifically, endorse the use of market-based instruments designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as innovation-fostering instruments.

5

Continue to promote the use of renewable resources and other low-emission technologies for energy generation purposes while preserving the economic, safe and continuous supply objectives.

6

Maintain and intensify the efficient use of energy in mining operations, sharing the progress and improvements made and innovations implemented.

7

Disseminate the contributions made to mitigation by the mining activity by producing metals that allow electric power to be efficiently used and transmitted.

8

Continue to include the need to adapt to climate change in the design and operation of mine sites.

9

Endorse the implementation of climate change adaptation measures in the communities located around the operations, as part of the creation of shared-value and relationship processes.

10

Continue to actively participate in the different public and private initiatives seeking for measures to mitigate, adapt and strengthen the climate change-related capacities, consistent with the above-mentioned principles.