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Payne Institute and ERGI – Sustainable Midstream Supply Chains Webinar

August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Payne Institute for Public Policy and the ERGI present a Tech Exchange Webinar 
Sustainable Midstream Supply Chains: Mineral Processing, Industrial Policy, and Environmental Stewardship

TOPIC: Sustainable Midstream Supply Chains: Mineral Processing, Industrial Policy, and Environmental Stewardship

Hosted by: U.S Department of State, Energy Resource Governance (ERGI) and the Payne Institute for Public Policy

TIME: Thursday, August 20, NOON – 1:30PM MT

FORMAT: Webinar – Follow this link to register (registration required)


The U.S. Department of State Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI)  and the Payne Institute for Public Policy are pleased to announce the inaugural webinar series for the Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI). The ERGI Technical Exchange Webinar Series is intended to bring together government, industry, community, and NGO leaders to exchange information and best practices for resource governance and stewardship.

The governments of Australia, Botswana, Canada, Peru, and the United States founded ERGI with the understanding that clean energy solutions and electrified transport are a major part of the broader energy ecosystem. Dramatic increases in industrial scale solar and wind energy and personal electric vehicles are projected within the next ten years. While policy makers and think tanks are confronting issues like renewable intermittency and project financing, to date there has been limited attention given to the minerals, metals, and critical supply chains that will provide the foundation for this energy transition. There is growing recognition, however, that increased deployment of clean energy technologies comes with an increase in demand for crucial mineral resources. The ERGI partners share an interest in ensuring that demand is met sustainably and responsibly.

Sustainable Midstream Supply Chains – Mineral Processing, Industrial Policy, and Environmental Stewardship
August 20th, 2020 2:00 – 3:30PM EDT

As the world continues to industrialize and develop, increases in mineral demand present numerous opportunities for countries involved in global mineral supply chains. Increasing supply chain integration offers resource-rich countries the opportunity to develop their mineral wealth in partnership with downstream industry partners, however there are concerns regarding impacts on local communities, renewable integration, and industrial policy.

This webinar will examine the impacts of global energy mineral supply chains and ways to increase accountability and sustainability. Perspectives from industry, government, academia, and finance will examine the role of different stakeholders in developing resources responsibly from mine to product.

Welcome and Introduction

Morgan Bazilian – Director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy

Keynote Speaker

Denise Gray– CEO, LG Chem Power Inc.

Sustainable Supply Chains Panel

Suzanne Greene – Panelist – Program Manager, MIT Sustainable Supply Chains
Daniele La Porta – Panelist – Senior Mining Specialist, World Bank Group
Gonzalo Tamayo – Panelist – Former Peruvian Minister of Energy and Mines; Economist, Macro Consult
Perrine Toledano – Panelist – Head of Extractive Industries, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Register by following this link

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided at:
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Caller-Paid: 1-409-207-6995
Access Code: 8090145



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