What are critical minerals?
Critical minerals are the building blocks of renewable energy technologies, future tech, medical equipment, and so much more.
Critical minerals are metals and non-metals that have supply chains vulnerable to disruptions and cannot be easily substituted.
Estimated investment required by lithium industry to meet 2030 demand
Projected increase in annual copper demand by 2031
Estimated value of global magnet rare earth oxide consumption by 2040
New graphite, lithium, nickel and cobalt mines required to meet battery demand by 2035
The CMIA is an industry body focused on dismantling barriers and creating favourable conditions to diversify existing critical minerals supply chains.
The CMIA supports like-minded governments in navigating geopolitical and supply chain complexities, better understanding industry needs across the value chain, and designing and implementing solution-focused strategies.
Building resilient, diversified, and responsible supply chains
Promote outcome-driven international collaboration
Support the critical minerals sector
Propel industry best practices and thought leadership
Governments play an increasingly important role in creating an enabling business environment to drive greater supply chain diversification.
Education, research and innovation are crucial to developing more efficient and cost-effective practices and ensuring a talent pipeline for the future.
Becoming a member of the CMIA can help support your company in better understanding critical minerals value chains, broadening your network and opportunities through exclusive events, and positioning you as a thought leader.
Explore our membership tiers and how the CMIA adds value to your operation.
Impactful collaborations can lead to seismic changes within the industry and policy landscapes.
Learn more about partnerships to find out how the CMIA can benefit your organisation.
Our Domestic Associations
Our domestic associations focus on driving meaningful change within the nations in which they operate, putting their members and national goals first.
Each domestic association is unique and tailored to delivering value for its members, supporting its governments and promoting the nation on the international stage.
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