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UNESCO Lecture Series – The neglected minerals and materials of development

9th February 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Minerals and other Earth materials are a key component in the development of a sustainable global society, providing essential raw materials for technologies and economic growth while respecting the natural world.

The UNESCO, in collaboration with IUGS and iCRAG, is organising a series of virtual lectures entitled “Earth Materials for a Sustainable and Thriving Society”. The International Raw Materials Observatory is supporting this event as a media partner.

The lectures take place between Tuesday, January 26, 2021 and Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Session: The neglected minerals and materials of development – 9 February 2021

Start time: 01.00 (Vancouver) * 04.00 (Toronto, Lima) * 09.00 (London) * 10.00 (Paris, Lagos) * 11.00 (Johannesburg) * 12.00 (Nairobi) * 14.30 (Mumbai) * 15.00 (Dhaka) * 17.00 (Beijing) * 18.00 (Tokyo) * 20.00 (Sydney)

•    Prof. Daniel Franks Program Leader, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Australia.

Materials produced and consumed locally (in both developing and developed countries)
o    Bulk materials, generally for nearby use
o    Role in construction, infrastructure, agriculture, water treatment, etc.
o    Environmental, social, and economic dimensions


9th February 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm