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Resource Curse vs. Climate Smart Mining – how to ensure responsible commodity supply for the energy transition?
November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am MST
GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Webinar
RESOURCE CURSE VS. CLIMATE SMART MINING –
HOW TO ENSURE RESPONSIBLE COMMODITY SUPPLY FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION?
Topic: Resource Curse vs. Climate Smart Mining – how to ensure responsible commodity supply for the energy transition?
SPEAKER: DR. SARA HASTINGS-SIMON, PAYNE INSTITUTE SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Time: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020 – 7:00AM – 8:30AM MT
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Please join the GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit as they welcome Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon presenting at the webinar titled Resource Curse vs. Climate Smart Mining – How to Ensure Responsible Commodity Supply for the Energy Transition? Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 7:00am – 8:30am (MT).
Aluminium, cobalt, lithium – these are only three of the many commodities on which the success of effective global climate protection relies. Renewable energy generation, electric vehicles, and other low-emission technologies use a broad range of minerals that have not been in high demand before. With increased global climate action efforts, demand for these materials could increase fivefold within the next 30 years. This represents an opportunity for resource-rich developing countries. At the same time, however, there are a number of risks and challenges associated with increasing mining activities: Dependencies on certain exporting countries can bring about geopolitical conflicts. Good working conditions and human rights of miners need to be ensured. The impact of mining on the environment and climate needs to be mitigated.
In the event, GIZ wants to present current findings on the demand for metals and rare earth associated with the global energy, technology and mobility transformations. Together with eminent experts, they want to discuss the implications this has for geopolitics, international and development cooperation.