REIA and City & Financial Global are proud to co-present the Global Rare Earths Summit 2022 that will take place on Thursday, 31st March.
This leading virtual summit will provide a forum where senior policy members, mining, financial and supply chain executives can discuss how to manage the supply/demand squeeze for rare earths and meet the global need for a swift and responsible transition to green energy.
Rare earth elements have grown in popularity over the past 20 years due to the explosion in demand for technologies that require them. As energy transitions gather pace, clean energy technologies, which rare earth elements are essential for, are becoming the fastest-growing segment of demand. Crucial to battery performance, longevity, energy density and magnetics, these elements are essential for electric vehicles and wind turbines, to name but a few.
The opportunities that rare earths present are immense, especially with new frontiers being pushed in the mining and refining, but the challenges posed by their use are vital to address and prepare for. Scarcity and geopolitical uncertainty make sourcing and utilising rare earth elements an ever-increasing challenge, especially in the face of skyrocketing demand. The environmental and social impacts of mining are also under scrutiny from investors and other stakeholders, especially as new mines open and existing mines push their production levels to their limits.
City & Financial Global and REIA’s first Rare Earths Summit 2022 will bring together senior policy figures and company executives to discuss how to manage the supply/demand squeeze for rare earths and meet energy transitions swiftly and responsibly.
KEY TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
- Ensuring security of supply & strategies for meeting anticipated increase in demand
- Financing the mining, refining and utilisation of rare earths
- Dealing with rare metal and mineral waste
- Mitigating the impacts of mining on biodiversity, the environment and human rights
- Meeting the green transition with constraints on rare metals