MIT Conference on Mining, Environment, and Society
September 7–9, 2022 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM ET (VIRTUAL)
In the face of the urgent threat of climate change, economies are undergoing a transition from conventional to renewable sources of energy. What does this mean for the world’s future resource needs? We can expect to see less extraction of coal and oil—but more mining of metals like lithium, copper, cobalt, and nickel, which come with their own social and environmental impacts. This conference will bring together social and natural scientists, policymakers, industry stakeholders, and environmental organizations to examine the nature of these conflicting challenges and explore opportunities to collaborate for solutions.
The event is one of a series led by MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative to examine the environmental and social considerations of specific industries. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel 5 featuring MIT D-Lab's Libby McDonald: Artisanal and small-scale mining
Friday, September 9 from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
- Gavin Hilson, University of Surrey
- Cassie Hoffman, Conservation X Labs
- Libby McDonald, MIT D-Lab
- Rachel Perks, World Bank
- Moderator: Nicole Smith, Colorado School of Mines