Please join the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, the Sustainable Development Strategies Group, and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Dr. Roderick Eggert and Dr. Fengping Gao, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, presenting a hybrid seminar titled Clean Energy Minerals and Their Supply Chains: Perspectives on the Impacts of Environmental Regulations, Trade Policies, and Climate and Clean Energy Legislation on Friday, February 9 in Denver.
Professors Gao and Eggert will present perspectives that reflect the intersection of trade, environmental law, economics, and clean energy minerals. Their presentations will address uses of critical minerals, the geography of production and the restructuring of global supply chains.
The panel discussion by Professors Gao and Eggert will be moderated by Cassie Boggs, an alumnus of the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and a mining lawyer with over 40 years experience in domestic and international mining issues.
Professor Fengpin Gao is an alumnus of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and is currently a professor at the Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology. He serves as the chair of the Department of International Trade and Economy and is co-director of the Mining Environment Safety Management Doctoral Program. Additionally, he is Co-Chair of the China RE Society Academic Annual Conference for the Environment, Economics, and Industry Policy sub-committee. Prof. Gao has received numerous honors for his research in the interconnection field of minerals, environmental law, trade, and economics. Besides his publications with top journals, he was covered by major national press and international news sources.
Dr. Roderick Eggert is an economist and faculty member at Colorado School of Mines, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. He holds the Coulter Foundation Chair in Mineral Economics. Since 2013, he has been Deputy Director of the Critical Materials Innovation Hub, a research consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate innovation that creates technological options for assuring supply chains of those materials essential for the energy transitions. Professor Eggert has testified on mineral issues before committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Canadian House of Commons and the European Parliament.