Talk: Minerals for a green future

07 July 2024 11:45 - 12:15 The Royal Society Free Watch online

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024.

This talk, delivered by Rowan Halkes, explores the crucial role of essential minerals in our everyday lives and their importance for advancing sustainable technologies. The discussion will highlight critical minerals to enable a greener future, how we can ensure ethical and responsible raw material sourcing, and how recycling can support these goals through a circular economy.

Rowan Halkes is Minerals Commodity Analyst working in the UK Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre based at the British Geological Survey, that will support the UK in reaching its goals in the critical raw material supply for the net zero transition.

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre on Sunday 7 July 2024, 11.45am — 12.15pm. 

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • The room has limited capacity, so we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the talk. We operate a first-come, first-served policy
  • This talk will take place in person at the Royal Society and will also be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel
  • Live subtitles will be available in-person and virtually
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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