In this webinar hosted by Mistra Geopolitics, researchers from Stockholm University will present the findings from a new report which analyses the adaptation responses of the 37 largest global mining companies and to what extent such private initiatives have been regulated by states.

Drawing on examples from the mining sector, we reflect upon the role of the private sector in climate adaptation with a focus on its societal consequences and identify key governance gaps for securing community resilience. The high-level panel include esteemed speakers from the Ford Foundation, International Council on Mining and Metals and the International Finance Corporation. The seminar will focus on three key questions:

  • In contexts where climate risks and mining coincide, what is required to avoid that mining-affected communities bear a disproportionate burden?
  • How can private adaptation initiatives be designed to bring mutual co-benefits to corporations and communities alike?
  • What role can international financial institutions play in promoting community resilience in the context of climate change?

Agenda

14.00- 14.05: Opening Remarks

  • Anna George, Programme Manager Environmental Governance Programme (EGP), Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Björn-Ola Linnér, Professor Environmental Change, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University, Programme Director Mistra Geopolitics

14.05-14.15: Research highlights: Private adaptation in the mining sector: How to promote local sustainability

  • Maria-Therese Gustafsson, Associate Professor, Stockholm University
  • Isabella Strindevall, Research Assistant, Stockholm University

14.15-14.25: In the context where climate risks and mining coincide what is required to avoid that mining-affected communities bear a disproportionate burden?

  • Anthony Bebbington, International Program Director for Natural Resources and Climate change at Ford Foundation

14.25-14.35: How can private adaptation initiatives be designed to bring mutual co-benefits to corporations and communities alike?

  • Verónica Martinez, Lead strategist for innovation and climate change at the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

14.35-14.45: What role can international financial institutions play in promoting community resilience in the context of climate change?

  • Krishna Matturi, Global Mining & Climate Advisory Lead in IFC’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure Department

14.45-15.00: Panel Discussion and audience questions

  • Moderated by Björn-Ola Linnér

Panelists

  • Maria-Therese Gustafsson, Associate Professor, Stockholm University
  • Isabella Strindevall, Research Assistant, Stockholm University
  • Anthony Bebbington, International program director for Natural Resources and Climate change at Ford Foundation
  • Verónica Martinez, Lead strategist for innovation and climate change at the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
  • Krishna Matturi, Global Mining & Climate Advisory Lead in IFC’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure Department

Mistra Geopolitics is a research programme that examines the dynamics of geopolitics, human security, and environmental change. Mistra Geopolitics is hosted by SEI and funded by Mistra.