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Mining in Europe: Understanding the Drivers of Social Acceptance

On 16 November 2023, Ludivine Wouters moderated a panel including Lawrence Dechambenoit, Global Head of External Affairs, Rio Tinto; Tricia Wilhelm, Group Head of Social Impact, Anglo American; Tobias Kind-Rieper, Global Lead Mining & Metals, WWF; Gregory Poelzer, Associate Senior Lecturer, Luleå University of Technology; and Kaj Lax, Head of Mineral Resources Department, Swedish Geological Survey.


This satellite event to the EU Raw Materials Week 2023 in Brussels opened a wide dialogue about social acceptance of mining in Europe, drawing from best practices as well as examples of trust break-downs.



Prior to the event, a short survey of registered attendees highlighted three areas of concern - and engagement - which were discussed during the panel and are summarised hereunder.




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