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Responsible mineral and energy resource development
Convener: Bernd Lottermoser  | Co-Conveners: Natalie Nakaten , Maria Wierzbicka-Wieczorek , Liam Hardy , Samuel Rice , Jens Andersen 
 / Attendance Thu, 12 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Mineral and energy resources are an integral part of any foreseeable economy and society. Responsible resource development, use and exploitation have the opportunity and potential to positively contribute to all Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Sustainable development of mineral and energy resources protects the environment, considers social concerns and operates at a profit. Consequently, such resource development requires state-of-the-art knowledge and intelligent management systems. Solutions for this grand challenge can only be achieved through a multi-disciplinary approach and by combining comprehensive knowledge in the geosciences with that of economic, legal and engineering disciplines.

Responsible exploration, exploitation and life cycle management of mineral and energy resources lie at the heart of this session. We invite contributions connecting fundamental and applied research and concepts to understand the key elements that will aid responsible and sustainable resource development and resource use.