VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Mineral Criticality and the Energy Transition

01 Jun 2020

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Energy Resources are pleased to invite you to a virtual workshop to discuss global mineral needs as the energy transition ramps up:  

Tuesday, 2 June 2020  at  10:30 EST/16:30 CEST


As we consider the future energy landscape, we must also consider the present situation. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated peoples' lives and disrupted economies.  While the first response must focus on saving lives and providing immediate support for livelihoods, there are important implications for long-term economic stability and supply chain security.  As we restart our economies, we must remain cognisant of the incredible raw material and supply chain demands of the energy transition and start thinking through how to ensure long-term resilience.   


The workshop will include remarks by IRENA Director-General, Francesco La Camera; U.S. Assistant Secretary, Frank Fannon; and Director of Payne Institute for Public Policy, Dr. Morgan Bazilian.  There will be two panel sessions covering governance and stewardship, followed by a questions and answers session.