Theme 4 | Comparing Impact through Life Cycle Assessments

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
planet.

Video Scene setting by Prof. Dr. Jo Dewulf, UGent, Ghent, Belgium

Interventions:

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.

Video Prof. Dr. Ester Van der Voet, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University, the Netherlands

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.

Video Prof. Dr. Saleem Ali, Minerals, Materials and Society Program, University of Delaware, Newark

16:35‐17:20 Debate

17:20‐17:40 Coffee break & fine‐tuning rapporteurs/moderators

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