On 12 November 2020, experts spoke about climate change and mining, presented the main findings of the study ‘Impacts of climate change on mining, related environmental risks and raw material supply’, and discussed the way forward with contributions from the research community, private sector and civil society.
Climate change is increasingly affecting the mining sector. Growing water scarcity and a rising number of extreme weather events such as floods, wildfires and storms are exacerbating already existing risks and affecting supply chains. At the same time, our responses to climate change in particular the green transition of our energy systems are increasingly driving demand for resources.
This webinar presented the results of our latest study ‘Impacts of climate change on mining, related environmental risks and raw material supply’, which was commissioned by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and conducted by adelphi in partnership with the Sustainable Minerals Institute of the University of Queensland and ifeu Heidelberg.
This webinar presented the main findings of this three-year research project. Speakers focused on the following questions:
Verónica Martinez (ICMM), Dr. Tim Laing (University of Brighton), and Tobias Kind-Rieper (WWF) provided their perspective on the research results and the links between climate change and mining. After their input, they had a discussion focused on ways forward.
The final report, the case studies and a recommendation paper are accessible via the following link: https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/publikationen/impacts-of-climate-change-on-mining-related.
1. Welcome by Jan Kosmol (Policy Officer, German Environment Agency, UBA)
2. Presentation of research results by Pia van Ackern and Lukas Rüttinger (Consultant and Senior Advisor, adelphi)
3. Interventions by
4. Moderated Q&A
5. Conclusion and outlook by Associate Professor Glen Corder (Principal Research Fellow, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland)
Moderation by Dr. Beatrice Mosello (Senior Advisor, adelphi)