16:00‐16:15 Scene setting by Prof. Dr. Jo Dewulf, UGent, Ghent, Belgium
In this introduction we will address decision-making tools that follow system-thinking in order to reduce the overall impact on the
16:15‐16:25 Prof. Dr. Ester Van der Voet, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University, the Netherlands
In this section we intend to address the implications of the anticipated increase of primary mining on land for biodiversity
and carbon emissions.
16:25‐16:35 Prof. Dr. Saleem Ali, Minerals, Materials and Society Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, US
In this section we intend to focus on the impact on society of collecting polymetallic nodule ores versus terrestrial ores
from a carbon emission and sequestration perspective.
17:20‐17:40 Coffee break & fine‐tuning rapporteurs/moderators