Wed, 2023-05-17 15:17

Building Skills and Talents for Sustainable Raw Materials Industry

The demand for raw materials is on the rise, as the world moves towards a more sustainable future. The European Green Deal has set ambitious targets for the European Union to become climate-neutral by 2050, with intermediate targets for 2030.

To achieve these objectives, the demand for critical raw materials, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, and rare earth elements, is expected to increase significantly. However, the mining industry must meet this growing demand sustainably and with minimal environmental impact, which requires the development of innovative technologies, the adoption of best practices, and a skilled workforce.

In response to these challenges, the Euromines hybrid Workshop proposes an event to bring together European raw materials mining industry representatives to discuss the skills and talents needed to respond to increased demand for raw materials and commitment to further decarbonize the sector's environmental footprint. The online workshop event will adhere to the European Green Week Partner Event Guidelines to ensure its alignment with the theme and objectives of European Green Week 2023. VisitĀ EU Green Week websiteĀ for details.

The event's agenda is structured around keynote speeches, panel discussions, initiative presentations, and Q&A sessions to facilitate meaningful conversations between industry experts, stakeholders, and participants. The keynote speaker will provide insights on the current state of the raw materials mining industry, its challenges, and opportunities for sustainable growth. The panel of industry experts will discuss the skills and talents needed to respond to increased demand for raw materials and commitment to further decarbonize the sector's environmental footprint. The panel will also discuss current gaps and challenges and share best practices.

AGENDA:

3 PM WELCOME

Rolf KUBY, Euromines, Director General

3.05 PM CASE STUDIES

Didier ZIMMERMANN, EIT RawMaterials Education and Innovation Director

Johan ALBINSSON, HR Director Boliden Mines, Mining Industry in green transition

Petros MARABOUTIS, Eco-efficiency, the Mine Safety Project

3.30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION

Egbert HOLTHUIS, European Commission DG EMPL, Head of Unit

Daniel CIOS, European Commission DG GROW

prof Lena ABRAHAMSON, LuleƄ Technical University

Jesper HEDIN, Svemin, Skills Researcher

Moderation by: Gijsbert WIERINK, Plutonic, PhD Minerals Processing and Recycling

4.15 PMĀ CONCLUSIONS

The event will showcase the Mine Safety project, which aims to build a safe and sustainable mining industry. The project's presentation will provide participants with insights into the latest mining technologies, strategies for sustainable mining practices, and the key skills and talents required to support the industry's growth.

The Q&A session will provide participants with the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations, ask questions, and share insights with industry experts and stakeholders. The event will conclude with a summary of key takeaways and a call to action for stakeholders to collaborate in building a sustainable raw materials mining industry.

In summary, the Euromines hybrid Workshop's event is designed to provide a platform for industry experts, stakeholders, and participants to discuss the skills and talents needed to respond to increased demand for raw materials and commitment to further decarbonize the sector's environmental footprint. The event's keynote speeches, panel discussions, initiative presentations, and Q&A sessions aim to explore the latest trends in mining technologies, discuss strategies for sustainable mining practices, and identify the key skills and talents required to support the industry's growth. The event's alignment with the European Green Week Partner Event Guidelines highlights its commitment to contributing to a more sustainable future.

The event will be Streamed Live on Euromines YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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