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More cooperation needed to counter automation job losses

With automation set to potentially impact up to 70% of the mining workforce, companies will have to work with developing world governments or risk withdrawal of their social licence to operate, delegates at the Future of Mining EMEA conference in London heard.

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Isabelle Ramdoo, development economist at the International Institute of Sustainable Development, called for companies to partner with governments and educational institutions

"Developing countries expect lasting economic benefit, in jobs and local sourcing," Isabelle Ramdoo, development economist at the International Institute of Sustainable Development, told delegates.