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January 2018

Tracking the Global Supply of Critical Materials Webinar

26th January 2018 @ 5:00 pm

No country in the world produces all of the mineral resources necessary for modern society. International trade plays a critical role in providing these raw materials, forming a global network of production, export, import, and use. This network must continuously adapt to national and international developments in science, technology, politics, and economics. As a result, information on the global flow of raw materials plays a fundamental role in improving national and international resilience to potential supply disruptions and market changes. This webinar will focus on U.S.…

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May 2018

Quarries Alive

2nd May 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4th May 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Evora Portugal + Google Map

Quarry exploitation is an activity with global expression that due to its extractive nature has strong impacts on habitats, fauna, and flora in both quarrying and surrounding areas. Growing awareness on this issue has engaged both industrial and scientific communities to pair up and commit to ecological goals, aiming to restore biodiversity, safeguard natural values, and ecosystem services. This has urged a demand for concrete and realistic solutions that move towards sustainable exploitation of resources in the extracting industry.

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October 2019

Short Course on Resources Management

22nd October 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Executive Short Course on Resources Management using the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources Date: 22 October 2019 (1 day-course) Venue: Centre International de Conferences (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland Target audience: Senior policymakers and industry leaders from the public and private sector Pre-requisites: Participants should have at least 8 years’ working experience and be in a leadership position or advisory role

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November 2020

Coffee with Geoscience

16th November 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On 16 November 2020, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) gathered in a virtual Coffee with Geoscience event to exchange with a panel of geoscience experts on the importance of mineral raw materials for the achievement of the EU’s Green Deal goals. The event was hosted by the Portuguese MEPs Carlos Zorrinho (S&D Group) and Maria da Graça Carvalho (EPP Group), both Members of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. The dialogue focused on the social, economic and political aspects that must be addressed to…

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January 2021

UNESCO Lecture Series – Earth materials: the foundation for development

26th January 2021

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,…

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