The EU-Latin America Partnership on Raw Materials project is hosting a recurring webinar series. The webinars will address a diverse range of topics that are key to fostering responsible and sustainable non-energy extractive industries in both regions.
The webinars will bring together experts from the EU and Latin America to share their analyses and best practices on the topics. Thus, participants will gain insights into the work being done in both regions on driving responsible mining and building sustainable and resilient mineral raw materials value chains.
All webinars will be translated simultaneously and offer English, Spanish and Portuguese audio channels. All webinars are free of charge.
Technological innovation for energy-efficient and low-carbon mining and processing
The mining sector is critical in the EU’s transition to a climate-neutral and digital economy, as it sets the basis for industrial production processes and the development of strategic sectors, including renewable energy, electric mobility, defence and aerospace, and digital technologies.
Mining is a vital sector in Latin American economies, delivering revenues needed for financing public investment in sustainable development. Moreover, the Latin American countries of the Partnership are keen to attract EU investment and cutting-edge technologies to modernise their mining industries and reduce the negative impacts of mining on the environment and local communities.
Technological innovation is essential in ensuring energy-efficient and low-carbon mining and processing that meets the growing demand for raw materials while advancing sustainable development goals.
The webinar will facilitate exchanges at the forefront of this field and stimulate discussion on how the EU approaches sustainable development in the mining context, including what technologies EU companies use in different processes of the production line. It will also showcase successful case studies of energy-efficient and low-carbon mining from Latin American companies and outline opportunities for EU-Latin American value chain integration and common action.
The webinar will bring together EU and Latin American authorities, regional industry and business representatives, academia, geological surveys and other relevant entities, and provide a forum to share experiences and best practices.
Webinar registrations will close on Monday, 27 March at 08:00 CEST.
The role of copper in the clean energy and digital transition
The webinar will facilitate exchanges at the forefront of this field and stimulate discussion on how the EU transition to a climate-neutral economy can set the basis for value chain integration between the EU and Latin America, outlining opportunities for common action. To access the webinar, click here.
Analysis of minerals necessary for the transition to a climate-neutral economy
This webinar will provide participants with insights into the analysis of minerals necessary for the transition to a climate-neutral economy. To access the webinar, click here.
Innovative solutions for sustainable mineral exploration
This business-oriented webinar seeks to showcase examples of innovation from the field of mineral exploration, as this is a prerequisite for the integration of sustainable raw material value chains between the EU and Latin America. To access the webinar, click here.
EU-Latin America responsible battery value chains
This business-oriented webinar seeks to showcase best practice examples of responsible battery raw materials value chain integration led by EU and Latin America stakeholders. To access the webinar, click here.
Management of Mining Enviromental Liabilities
In this webinar, experts discuss management processes for MEL, addressing approaches on how to map, assess, reprocess and remediate MEL in order to achieve a sustainable mining respectful with the environment and the socio-economic development of local communities. To access the webinar, click here.