No Mine. No Climate Transition.
LKAB arranged an official online side event during the climate meeting COP 27 to discuss the essential raw materials needed to reach global climate goals, secure food supplies and reduce Europe’s dependence on other countries.
Watch the session in its entirety here:
LKAB at COP 27
Join LKAB with David Högnelid, Chief Strategy Officer, together with moderator Anna Gumbau, Kari Herlevi from Sitra and Dr. David Pennington from the EU Commission, for a conversation on opportunities and solutions that the EU mining industry offers today. The ground-breaking effort in Sweden is one example of how existing mines can become a part of the circular economy, turning today's waste inte tomorrow's resources. LKAB's innovative ReeMAP project aims to establish a new world-leading, fossil-free, circular industry for the extraction of phosphorus and rare earth elements from our tailings, the by-products from our iron ore extraction process.
What will be discussed?
How do we unlock the potential of REE’s in Europe and at the same time do it in a sustainable way? Access to raw materials in Europe are intertwined with our ambition to become the first climate neutral continent. With LKAB ReeMAP as a leading example, the panel will discuss how to extract critical minerals from mine waste and how existing mines can become part of the circular economy, turning today’s waste into tomorrow’s resources.
Who should join the conversation?
- Decision-makers on national, regional and local level
- Government representatives
- Academy within circularity and sustainability, researchers and students
- Climate and Environmental NGO’s
- Industry – mining and the sustainability sector
About COP 27
The 7-18th of November 2022, Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition. For two weeks, the countries of the world gather to negotiate how the global climate work under the Paris Agreement is to be implemented, while researchers, companies and organisations discuss solutions that will contribute to mitigating climate change.