New Tech, New Deal: Technology Impacts Review

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, and Sustainable Development (IGF) released new research on New Tech, New Deal: Technology Impacts Review which investigates the impact of technological innovation in the mining sector including the opportunities and challenges. It examines particularly how new technologies will influence the labor market and the changing roles and nature of firms working in mining and what to do about the challenges and opportunities presented by those trends and impacts. The research suggests that new technologies will reduce the labor force in the mining sector and introduces new job descriptions that hinge on complex skills. It prompts policymakers to look at new policy options to governments, mining companies, and local communities to address the challenges ahead.