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Montréal Environment and Resource Economics Workshop

Circular Economy, Resources and Geopolitics

Online Event

Friday 26 Feb 2021
From 9AM To 1:15PM

Event organized in collaboration with

 

 

As part of the Montréal Environment and Resource Economics Workshop, a special day is organized on the theme of "Circular Economy, Resources and Geopolitics". Sophie Bernard (Polytechnique Montréal), Justin Leroux (HEC Montréal), Ngo Van Long (McGill University), Martino Pelli (Université de Sherbrooke) and Charles Séguin (UQAM).

 

Mineral resources are essential to the energy transition (and other transitions, like the digital or even the circular transitions). We recognize the role of recycling (and eventually other circular strategies) to optimize resource use. One question is: what is the role of circular economy in the transitions and the management of critical raw materials (CRM)? Several states (EU, USA, China, Quebec, etc.) have strategic plans for the management of critical resources. They all explicitly mention “circular economy” or at least “recycling”. The initial allocation of resources is key in the growth potential of nations. Nonetheless, a country with little endowments in CRM may specialize in the management and recycling of strategic (end-of-life) products or materials and reduce its dependency to CRM or secure CRM availability. Another question is: what is the impact of circular economy in the geopolitics of resources?

 

The workshop will be led by a team of researchers composed of Hassan Benchekroun (McGill University), Sophie Bernard (Polytechnique Montréal), Robert Cairns (McGill University), Justin Leroux (HEC Montréal), Ngo Van Long (McGill University), Martino Pelli (Université de Sherbrooke) and Charles Séguin (UQAM).

 

This event is part of CIRANO's major theme "Sustainable Development and Agri-Food" and is led by several CIRANO Researchers (Sophie Bernard, Justin Leroux, Ngo Van Long, Martino Pell, Charles Séguin).

 

Registration is free, but mandatory. To register, please contact sophie.bernard@polymtl.ca or justin.leroux@hec.ca.

Claude Barnard

Research and Development Officer, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

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Anran Luo

Chair of Societal Transition and Circular Economy, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

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André Månberger

Associate senior lecturer, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, Lund University

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Aude Pommeret

Professor, Université Savoie Mont Blanc

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Patrice Roy

Expert Advisor, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

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Program

9:00 - 10:15
Critical raw materials for the energy transition
Aude Pommeret
10:15 - 10:30
Break
10:30 - 11:15
The geopolitics of metals and metalloids used for the renewable energy transition
André Månberger
11:15 - 11:25
Break
11:25 - 12:10
Cooperating on new sustainable visions with old global politics? Insights from China-EU circular economy discourse
Anran Luo
12:10 - 12:30
Lunch break
12:30 - 13:15
Quebec plan for the development of critical and strategic minerals 2020-2025
Claude Barnard, Patrice Roy