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Conservation Research Institute


“The Green Transition in Natural Resources”

When: 17th May 2021, 3-4 pm UK time (via Zoom)

Panel Members: Pippa Howard (Flora and Fauna International) and Andy
Whitmore (London Mining Network)

Chair: Dr. Sam Wimpenny (Department of Earth Sciences)

Over the past century global demand for natural resources has led to
unsustainable, socially-unjust and environmentally-disastrous practices
of resource extraction. Now in the depths of a climate and ecological
crisis, we are faced with the necessity of transitioning from a
hydrocarbon-fuelled, mining-intensive society into something altogether
more sustainable within the next decade. This panel discussion brings
together experts from outside of the geosciences, with the aim of
exploring the ramifications of a ‘green transition’ for natural resource
extraction. We will discuss questions such as: can extraction ever be
sustainable, to what extent are technological developments key to
sustainable extraction, and how can new ways of extracting and using
natural resources promote social and environmental justice?

Monday, 17 May, 2021 - 15:00