Honing in on decarbonisation and identifying key vulnerabilities
We are please to announce a new and thought provoking panel discussion to be held at Life of Mine Conference 2023: Decarbonisation
The mineral sector clearly recognises that its decarbonisation efforts will constitute an essential contribution to achieving global net zero carbon emissions. Mining companies have been communicating publicly their decarbonisation goals and targets, whilst also recognising that there can be vulnerabilities in the multitude of strategies that are being developed.
Broadly, decarbonisation requires: (1) mitigating risks arising from climate change, (2) reducing emissions from operational activities (categorised as Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions) and (3) reducing emissions in the total value chain (Scope 3 emissions).
Decarbonisation will also increase demands in critical minerals, with a range of environmental challenges to be managed and mitigated. This translates into a myriad of activities, as is evident from the variety of topics discussed in this conference theme: re-evaluating environmental risks arising from updated climate data sets; adjusting mine planning methods to account for Scope 1, 2, 3 emissions; transitioning from a reliance on fossil fuels for electricity and transport to renewable energy and vehicle electrification; transforming mine sites into renewable energy producers; using methods like Life Cycle Analysis to determine the environmental risks arising from critical materials extraction.
In this panel discussion, we will explore the avenues that are available to organise this complexity and identify key vulnerabilities. We will also examine how we can ensure that this collective action on decarbonisation efforts does not disrupt but enhances the other activities that contribute to sustainability.
Meet the standout panel:
Prof Neil McIntyre
Dr David Rissik
Based in Brisbane, Greg has over 25 years of experience in natural hazard and climate change-related risk and resilience studies with planning, transport, and conservation agencies. He also has experience undertaking climate risk impacts assessments for new infrastructure projects across the transport, water and resources sectors, including rehabilitation and mine closure planning.
In his current role, Greg is assisting clients to develop strategies to address transition and physical risks from climate change and to develop practical approaches to decarbonisation and adaptation. This includes use and application of the guidance produced by the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and associated reporting.
We will be embracing all-things-decarbonisation on Day 3 at #LOM23. Along with the impressive 'Decarbonisation' panel, delegates will also enjoy eight additional technical presentations, including the highly awaited keynote address' by Sonia Winter and Marghanita Johnson, and the opportunity to a pre-conference Climate Change workshop that complements Day 3's themes.