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.