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Emmett Institute 2024 symposium: “Powering the Future”

March 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This is an in-person event: an all-day symposium of 3 different panel discussions plus a reception. Free but RSVP required.

Mining is mission-critical to addressing the climate crisis. And so is confronting the legal and environmental issues surrounding mineral extraction.

Jurisdictions across the globe are racing to transform their energy sources to meet decarbonization goals and transition away from fossil fuels. This energy transition depends on a robust and reliable supply of critical minerals, which must be mined, processed, and distributed in ways that often create environmental and health risks, and in the process can reshape global political dynamics.

The Emmett Institute’s 2024 symposium will explore the wide range of pressing issues raised by this ever-expanding need for critical minerals. Our moderators and panelists from around the world will confront the policy drivers of this energy transition; governance questions related to supply chains; the rise of resource nationalism with its implications for the U.S. and the global order; and the risks to communities created by critical minerals mining and ways to reduce those risks.



UCLA School of Law
385 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States


Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA Law