Please join the Atlantic Council and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Director Morgan Bazilian speaking at a webinar titled Sustainable Minerals for the Energy Transition on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm (MT).
The presentation will be a timely public discussion with international leaders working to advance sustainability of critical mineral supply chains.
The global transition towards renewables and advanced energy technologies offers profound opportunities to reduce emissions and improve energy security in providing diverse, low-carbon sources of energy. Yet, as new energy technologies gain momentum, policymakers, industry leaders, and local populations must work together to ensure that the minerals and materials associated with these technologies are extracted and produced in a sustainable manner. The policy pathways and best practices necessary to ensure environmentally sound mining and processing, just treatment for local communities, and net-zero emissions in the mineral lifecycle must come front and center as demand for these minerals continues to grow. In this public panel discussion, global minerals leaders will explore the challenges and opportunities of sustainable mining, highlight emerging best practices, and outline the policies and partnerships that should be encouraged as the minerals industry continues to develop in response to the growth of renewables and clean energy technologies.
This event is part of the Atlantic Council “Raising Ambitions” events series, which focuses on the higher climate ambitions that the Biden Administration hopes to realize at home and abroad. It will evaluate key technologies critical to helping reach these goals, emphasize sectoral approaches to decarbonization, and highlight countries increasing their commitments to climate action. The aim is to build momentum in advance of the summit and encourage increased ambition from public and private sector actors.
Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web.