Mining 2030 1st Roundtable: Critical Minerals & the Transition
View key takeaways from the event, and areas identified for further discussion
From electric vehicle batteries to wind and solar technologies, low-carbon solutions are extremely mineral-intensive, and preventing catastrophic levels of global warming will depend on global capacity to extract a group of critical minerals. Experts are warning that, without substantial new investment, critical mineral supply in the short to medium-term will lag behind demand, resulting in perilous delays in lowering global emissions.
Capacity-building efforts are fundamental to enabling the mining industry access the instruments, resources and knowledge needed to achieve the objectives of the United Nations Climate Change Convention and the Paris Agreement.
The interactive, virtual event will be the first in a series of Mining 2030 Investor Roundtables aiming to provide a space for general discussions and perspectives on the capacity needs and gaps of mining critical minerals. The sessions will specifically consider the following aspects:
- To what extent do government commitments, company transition plans, and the reality of mineral availability link up strategically;
- Where are the mineral pinch points that could manifest as stumbling blocks for the low-carbon transition;
- Are there interventions that investors need to make?
- Adam Matthews, Chief Responsible Investment Officer (CRIO), Church of England Pensions Board
- Sven Renner, Program Manager of the Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS), Multi-Donor Trust Fund, World Bank
- Casper Rawles, Chief Data Officer (CDO), Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
- Tae-Yoon Kim, Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)
|15:00||Introduction and Brief Overview of Mining 2030 & 1st Roundtable Agenda||Adam Matthews, Chief Responsible Investment Officer (CRIO) Church of England Pensions Board
|15:10||Presentation 1: Market Dynamics: A View from the World Bank||Sven Renner, Program Manager of the Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund World Bank|
|15:45||Presentation 2: Critical Mineral Supply Chains||Casper Rawles, Chief Data Officer (CDO) Benchmark Mineral Intelligence|
|16:20||Presentation 3: Mineral Demand for the Low Carbon Transition||Tae-Yoon Kim, Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)|
|16:55||Closing Remarks and Mining 2030 Future Programme||Adam Matthews, Chief Responsible Investment Officer (CRIO) Church of England Pensions Board|