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Geoscience Society

Webinar: Climate Change and Mining

PD Hours
Climate change mitigation will require a significant decrease in the CO2 emissions associated with transport and energy generation. 

About this event

However, the material requirements for this transition are often neglected when developing plans and policy around combating climate change.

In reality, moving to a low-CO2 future will require significant (in some cases >500%) increases in production of key minerals and metals beyond the record levels of production the mining industry has already achieved, even if we can also increase the recycling of these commodities.

This presentation will outline the mineral requirements for a low CO2 future, why meaningful climate change mitigation will necessarily rely on the raw materials supplied by the minerals industry, and what implications this might have for the future of mining.

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Simon Jowitt

Assistant Professor
Simon Jowitt is an economic geologist who is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology from the University of Edinburgh, an MSc in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines, and a PhD from the University of Leicester, all in the UK, and spent eight years at Monash University before moving to his current position. His research interests are broad but are focused on ore deposit formation, mineral economics and exploration, critical metal resources and the security of supply of the critical elements, the geochemistry of mineralising systems, igneous petrology, global tectonics and the links between magmatism and metallogeny. Simon has published more than 85 scientific papers and peer-reviewed book chapters since 2010 and was awarded the Society of Economic Geologists Waldemar Lindgren Award in 2014.

Date and Time

Tuesday, 20 April 2021
1.00pm – 2.00pm (UTC+10:00)


AusIMM Member $10.00
Non Member $20.00
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