09:25‐09:40 Scene setting by Prof. Dr. Jean‐Pascal van Ypersele, UCL, Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium
In this introduction we intend to shed some light on the phenomenal infrastructural challenges that will be essential to shift towards a
carbon neutral economy. More specifically we will zoom in on the requirements for renewable energy and the electrification of
transport, at a time when 140 million people are joining the middle classes annually and the world’s population is expected to
increase by two billion in the next 30 years.
The PowerPoint presentation can be found on the institutional repository: https://vanyp.elic.ucl.ac.be/conferences
09:40‐09:50 Mrs. Amrita Dasgupta, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA), France
In this section we will focus on the impact of the energy transition on the demand for metals. More specifically, Mrs.
Dasgupta will summarize the findings of the recent IEA report titled: The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy
09:50‐10:00 Prof. Dr. Ir. Bernard Mazijn, Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
This section will explore the ‘megaforces’ affecting resource demand
10:45‐11:15 Coffee break