Webinar

WHAT DOES THE ENERGY TRANSITION MEAN FOR THE MINING AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS?
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR A JUST TRANSITION

As the world moves towards cleaner sources of energy, new challenges and opportunities are emerging for the infrastructure and mining sectors.


The shift to clean energy technologies to generate and store power is already underway in many parts of the world, and as our solar power plants, wind farms and electric vehicles multiply, so do the mineral resources required to produce them.
 

The infrastructure sector is a key part of this transition, building the components and transmission lines for new energy and of course the roads, rails and ports to transport critical minerals.  

The infrastructure sector is one of the most corruption-prone sectors globally. If large infrastructure projects are designed and implemented without effective anti-corruption controls and assurance, roads can be built to nowhere, buildings and bridges crumble, environments are damaged, and communities can be left divided and displaced.   

The mining sector has a critical role to ensure that the energy transition is sustainable and just. Low-carbon technologies in power generation and in transport require a higher level of mineral inputs than their fossil-fuel based versions. Demand for transition minerals will grow dramatically If the world is to meet its climate commitments, and limit global temperature rise to below 1.5°C.  

Meeting this demand will mean new mines and new clean energy projects, and will create new challenges and opportunities for both the infrastructure and mining sector. Improving our anti-corruption efforts and ensuring that business integrity is maintained throughout the value chain is crucial for a sustainable and just energy transition.  

Join us in this webinar discussion with industry and civil society experts to discuss key trends, challenges and opportunities that the energy transition brings to the mining and infrastructure sectors.

Date & Time: Friday 9 December 2022 11.00am – 12.00pm AEDT
Location: Zoom. Register for the event to receive the link

Speakers

Dr Maria da Graça Prado
Senior Policy & Research Adviser, COST

Maria da Graça Prado is the Senior Policy & Research Adviser at CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative. Maria supports CoST on the analysis and evaluation of the programme results, helping to identify the impact of transparency in the delivery of public infrastructure projects and to provide evidence-based advice to increase governance and accountability in the management of public funds.

Matthieu Salomon
Acting Governance Programs Director, nrgi

Matthieu Salomon is the Acting Governance Programs Director, Senior Governance Officer at the National Resources Governance Institute. He has worked on governance and anticorruption issues for 15 years, including more than 10 years based in Southeast Asia. Matthieu leads the Anti-Corruption Expert Group on Critical Minerals, a group convened by NRGI, OECD and EITI.

Dr Ana Estefanía Carballo
Research and Programme Manager, Accountable Mining

Ana Estefanía Carballo is the Research and Program Manager in the Accountable Mining Programme of Transparency International Australia (TIA). Ana has conducted extensive research on natural resources governance, and has over 15 years of experience working with civil society organisations globally, but particularly in Latin America, Europe and the Asia- Pacific Region.  She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Melbourne.