Critical Minerals from a Transatlantic Perspective
18:00 - 19:00 CEST, 12:00 - 13:00 EST
The global green energy transition hinges on mineral-intensive technologies. In the coming decades, billions of tons of mineral inputs like lithium and cobalt will be required to produce the wind turbines, electric vehicle batteries, and other clean energy technologies that are central to shifting from fossil fuels. In turn, global demand for these minerals expected to soar by at least 400%.
Watch this conversation hosted by the Wilson Center with experts from Latin America, North America, and Europe to discuss the opportunities and challenges posed by mineral demand from the clean energy transition. Held as part of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge conference, the panel highlighted how leaders on both sides of the Atlantic are responding to this projected demand. The session looked at the transatlantic dynamics influencing critical minerals and renewable energy deployment, and the role of transatlantic cooperation in harnessing key opportunities.
- Chris Heron, Communication and Public Affairs Director at Eurometaux (European Metals Association)
- Patricia I. Vásquez, Global Fellow; Independent Energy Expert, Former Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace
- Duncan Wood, Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute and Vice President for Strategy & New Initiatives, Wilson Center
- Mark Myers, Commissioner, U.S. Arctic Research Commission; former Director, U.S. Geological Survey
- Lauren Risi, Program Director, Environmental Change & Security Program, Wilson Center