MIT Conference on Mining, Environment and Society

MIT Conference on Mining, Environment and Society

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$25 – $150

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This virtual conference will examine environmental and social challenges around mining, and what stakeholders can do to address them.

About this event

MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI) will host an online conference on September 7-9, 2022 on “Mining, Environment, and Society”.

The urgent need to reduce carbon emissions to mitigate climate change is leading to a global transition from conventional to renewable sources of energy. This implies a reduction of extraction of coal and oil, but an increase in the mining of metals like lithium, copper, cobalt, and nickel, which also results in social and environmental impacts. This conference will examine the nature of these conflicting challenges and what stakeholders can do to address them.

The event is one of a series led by MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative to examine the environmental and social considerations of specific industries. MIT’s objective in organizing the conference is to convene diverse stakeholders from academia, industry, government, and environmental and community organizations to expand knowledge of key topics and explore opportunities to collaborate for solutions.

To promote collaboration during and after the conference, attendees will have opportunities to network with other participants, and presenters will have the option to upload their slides for the registered audience to view. Sessions will feature moderated Q&A. Session recordings will be made available to registered attendees.

There is a charge for attendance. Entry charges will fund the live video production of the conference and recordings, and post-conference research and publications.

The schedule is here. For more information, email us at

Foundational funding provided by Accenture. Additional major funding provided by the Inter-American Development Bank.

This workshop is part of MIT ESI’s Mining, Environment and Society Program.

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