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Responsible Exploration

Climate Change

PDAC supports the Government of Canada’s efforts to develop a pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change and has established a climate change working group to:

  • Document the typical carbon footprint of remote and non-remote exploration projects in Canada
  • Develop tools and guidance for companies to help them calculate and reduce their carbon footprint
  • Examine the potential impacts of carbon pricing on (a) operating costs for advanced exploration projects and (b) the economic viability of developing deposits, specifically in remote and northern parts of Canada
  • Propose policy tools for remote and northern regions to mitigate negative impacts of a price on carbon while still supporting (where possible) the shift to a lower-carbon economy