Raw Materials & Environment 2019 – International Conference
On 19 and 20 February 2019, the German Environment Agency (UBA) is hosting the international conference "Raw Materials & Environment 2019" in Berlin. The conference will discuss environmental issues of mineral and metal supply and mining and will bring together international decision makers and experts in the thematic areas of mining, raw material supply, environmental assessment, climate change, sustainable supply chain management and sustainable resource management. The aim of the conference is to foster awareness of environmental issues in the national, European and international debates on responsible sourcing and responsible mining. Ecologic Institute is responsible for the organisation and moderation of the conference.
For more information and registration, please refer to the UBA website.
Minerals and metals form the backbone of modern economies and are key to providing services to citizens around the globe, such as housing, mobility and communications. Sustainability transitions such as the energy system transformation and megatrends such as digitization pose additional requirements on the world economy’s raw material supply. Ensuring sustainable access to abiotic raw materials on a global level for the decades to come requires discussions on how to internalise the external environmental and social costs of raw material production and how to achieve a fair and just distribution of responsibilities, costs and benefits along global supply chains.