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Sustainable Freedom Lecture Series: Dr. Andrew Grant

Friday, July 22, 2022
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Mitchell Hall
Room: DDQIC Rose Event Commons
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Queen's Global Summer presents the Sustainable Freedom Lecture Series.

The Sustainable Freedom lecture series brings together scholars from the Faculty of Arts and Science to shed light on intractable global problems and offer pathways for solutions and options on issues of global significance. All lectures are open to the Queen’s community and the public to attend.

Title: What's So Green about 'Green Minerals'?

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Grant

Description: Although transitioning to renewable energy sources is an important strategy to address climate change, relatively little attention has been allocated to how this transition is impacting community members who reside near the mining sites of ‘green minerals’ (e.g., cobalt, copper, lithium, graphite, nickel) and surrounding areas. Concomitantly, it is unclear whether mining activities and supply chains associated with green minerals can be reconciled with potential gains for the environment. Countries such as Canada and the Democratic Republic of Congo are home to some of the largest reserves of green minerals in the world, yet the ‘voices’ of the very people living near where the mining occurs -- are rarely incorporated as part of these debates and problem-solving efforts. This interactive lecture invites audience members to engage with and reflect upon the political economy and governance dynamics of green minerals.

Please read the full description on the registration page linked below. 


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