Protecting the Planet & Peoples: Is responsible sourcing of minerals for renewable energy possible?
What core conditions, policies, laws and international instruments need to be implemented to ensure the protection of peoples and the environment affected by the extraction and life cycle of metals?
How can human rights and Indigenous rights—including the rights to sovereignty, self-determination, and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)—be upheld? How should "no-go zones" for mining to protect ecologically, socially and culturally sensitive areas be identified and enforced? How can intergenerational impacts from toxic mine waste disasters and contamination be prevented? What are the roles of supply chain controls such as laws, voluntary standards and certification initiatives? What about Indigenous laws, policies and Indigenous-led initiatives?
On November 15 at 9:20 AM EDT, IISD's Clare Church will speak on a panel, Protecting the Planet & Peoples: Is responsible sourcing of minerals for renewable energy possible? She will be focusing on what fuels conflict in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
This panel session is part of a two-day conference hub organized by Mining Watch Canada, Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis? More information and registration details can be found here.
Bridging the Fossil Fuel Production Gap for a Just and Resilient Recovery
This London Climate Action Week Event will feature researchers and government and UN officials to preview the 2020 Production Gap Report.
South Africa's Electricity Sector Reform: Experience from emerging economies
This webinar will look at electricity sector reform in South Africa, and how Eskom can adapt this reform to the post-pandemic economy by prioritizing social and environmental impacts.
Trade and Climate after COVID-19: Subsidies, Stimulus, and Energy Price
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing governments to rethink their economic policies, systems, and agendas, while responding with stimulus packages, which sometimes include fossil fuel subsidies. The webinar will discuss global trade policy responses and the broader climate and environment policy conversations taking place now.
Cutting Emissions for a Post-Pandemic World: Fossil fuel subsidy reform and carbon pricing
Governments must consider emissions and climate-resilience in their coronavirus response. This webinar addresses the role of fossil fuel subsidy reform and carbon pricing.