Environmental Issues of Mineral and Metal supply in a SDG context
The German Environment Agency is hosting an international conference on environmental issues of mineral and metal supply and mining. It will bring together decision makers and experts in the areas of mining, raw material supply, environmental assessment and supply chain management. About 150 participants from academia, business, up- and downstream industry, civil society and policy are expected.
The conference “Raw materials & Environment 2019” aims to foster awareness of environmental issues in the national, European and international debates on responsible sourcing and responsible mining. It will feature analyses, challenges and solutions in the thematic areas of mining, raw material supply and sustainable development. Focus shall lie on environmental aspects of extracting and producing minerals and metals. Linkages to related thematic areas will be addressed so that the interdependencies between environmental protection, human rights, security of supply, distributional justice, global responsibility can be elaborated. Possibly conflicting objectives will be pointed out and discussed in order to contribute to the achievement of the integrated and indivisible sustainable development goals.
The conference will be organized by ecologic instistute (uba-raw-materials-conference2019 [at] ecologic-events [dot] eu)