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John Mulligan

Climate Change Lead and Market Relations

World Gold Council

John Mulligan
Climate Change Lead and Market Relations
World Gold Council

After the virus: learning lessons and building back better with gold

What lessons might we derive from the pandemic and our response to it in order to build back better? And, more specifically, how might these learnings be relevant to the most pressing challenge facing humanity - that of climate change? And, of course, what does this have to do with gold?
John Mulligan
Climate Change Lead and Market Relations
World Gold Council

After the fire… Gold and the climate crisis

Gold has a special place in the Australian psyche. The gold rush of the early 1850s helped propel the country’s economy, stimulate its industries and grow its population. Australia is the world’s second largest gold producer and gold remains its third major commodity export. And over the last few years the Australian gold sector has flourished, with record mine production and record gold prices... But any sense of sectoral optimism is in danger of evaporating as the country struggles to cope with raging bushfires of unprecedented intensity and scale.