Risks and Opportunities for Australian Mining From the Transition to a Net Zero Carbon Economy
The transition from the current economy to a net-zero emissions economy presents risks for those who don't adapt and opportunities for those that do.
Date: Thursday 6 December 2018
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (AEDT)
Laurie Reemeyer MBA, P.Eng, FAusIMM CP(Met)
Principal Consultant, Resourceful Paths
Technical Director – engeco
The transition from the current economy to a net-zero emissions economy presents risks for those who don’t adapt and opportunities for those that do. This presentation will explore some of the drivers that are behind this transition and provide some insight into what these risks and opportunities are from an Australian mining context. Participants will get a view on the scale and pace of change that is underway and how they may be able to capitalise on the transition.
Technical Director – engeco
Marc is a chemical engineer, specialising in greenhouse gas (GHG) and energy management, sustainability and renewable energy, with close to 20 years’ experience in both operational and consulting roles across a wide range of industries including mining, mineral processing, oil and gas and chemicals/heavy industry.
Marc is currently Singapore based and through his company, engeco, helps businesses understand the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. This includes development of corporate GHG strategy, risk management for GHG issues, analysis of external factors relating to legislation changes and social license, reporting of energy and emissions, identification/evaluation of carbon and energy abatement opportunities and assisting with the management of carbon liabilities. Prior to this, Marc spent many years working in greenhouse gas and energy management as the GHG technical manager for a multinational oil company, and for Australia’s largest specialist energy and greenhouse gas advisory consultancy. He also spent a number of years working in a specialist process simulation company providing engineering and design for the minerals processing industry.
Principal Consultant – Resourceful Paths
Laurie has 24 years of experience in mining operations and consulting globally, with a focus on base metals processing. His roles included Manager Metallurgy at Century Zinc and Director Process Strategy at Amec Foster Wheeler in Vancouver. In 2016, he formed Resourceful Paths Consulting to pursue improving sustainability in mining, especially in areas of tailings and water management, energy efficiency and resource recovery. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Minerals Process) from University of Queensland and is a Fellow of AusIMM. He earned his MBA from UC Berkeley in 2010 and was awarded a Certificate in Engineering and Business Sustainability, which included studies in climate change mitigation.