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Critical Minerals for the Energy Transition (COP27 Blue Zone Event)

17 November 2022

  • Event

  • Online

  • Applications closed

U.K. Pavilion, Blue Zone, Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center

Critical minerals will be fundamental to the energy transition. This event sought to highlight risks in critical mineral supply chains and their consequences for global decarbonization objectives. It aimed to inspire global collaboration to develop new supply and make supply chains more resilient, diverse and responsible. The U.K. hosted this event to promote the conversation about critical minerals and bring together a diverse range of perspectives.

Speakers included:
  • (Chair) Kate Hughes, U.K. director of international climate finance and strategy, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • Catherine Stewart, Canada’s ambassador for climate change
  • Mary Burce Warlick, deputy executive director, International Energy Agency
  • Themba Mkhwanazi, chief executive officer, global bulk commodities, Anglo American
  • Ana Carolina González Espinosa, senior director for programs, Natural Resource Governance Institute

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt