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VIENNA HUMANITIES FESTIVAL

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PROGRAMM

CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS: HOW TO REALIZE THE GREEN TRANSITION

JULIE KLINGER IN CONVERSATION WITH MISHA GLENNY
SONNTAG, 29.09. 2024 / 15h30

AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE WIEN, SITZUNGSSAAL

The Green energy transition will absorb vast amounts of the so-called Critical Raw Materials (CRMs). Already, the United States, China, and the EU are in a race to secure the supply chains of these CRMs, while producer countries such as Chile and Indonesia are rapidly nationalizing their mining industries to ensure that the demand for these materials does not trigger a new form of colonialism. JULIE KLINGER, the author of Rare Earth Frontiers (Cornell University Press, 2018), has researched CRMs in key territories around the world. In conversation with IWM Rector MISHA GLENNY, she will argue that unless countries collaborate in the extraction, processing, and use of these metals, we will have no chance of meeting our ambitious climate targets.

JULIE KLINGER is an associate professor of geography and spatial sciences at the University of Delaware. She publishes on rare earth elements, natural resource use, the energy transition, and outer space, and is the author of the award-winning book Rare Earth Frontiers: From Terrestrial Subsoils to Lunar Landscapes (Cornell University Press, 2018).

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