The Negotiation Lab represented University of Kent at the World Economic Forum

The Negotiation Lab represented the University of Kent at the World Economic Forum Scenario Development Workshop in London to craft the "Mining & Metals Scenarios to 2030"

In collaboration with its constituents in the mining and metals sector, the World Economic Forum launched the Mining & Metals Scenarios to 2030 project in January 2009.  This report is the outcome of a year-long process which brought together over 200 leaders from the private sector, government, academia and international and non-governmental organizations in a strategic dialogue structured by scenario planning methodology to consider the following central question: “How will the environment for the global mining and metals sector look in 2030?”

The project aims to:

  • Stimulate dialogue between the public and private sectors and civil society regarding the future of the mining and metals sector
  • Deepen insight into the complex context in which the sector operates by bringing together multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder perspectives
  • Strengthen the mining and metals community by providing a non-threatening context in which diverse stakeholders with conflicting worldviews are encouraged to share their perspectives and develop mutual understanding, and
  • Provide useful tools to improve strategic decision-making, and identify strategies for collaborative action.