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Online Training: Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap: Parts 1 to 10

26 May - 28 July 2022
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Contributes to CPD, Course, Online Training, Virtual event
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Geological Society Events, 2022 Year of Sustainability
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Course overview

This 10 part series will highlight the importance of raw materials, the role of geologists and other key stakeholders (with whom geologists must be able to communicate with), the tools and techniques required, amongst other key topics in the area. The series will finish on ‘jargon busters’, so that attendees have the confidence to discuss the topics covered in a range of settings. Given the relevance of this series to current events (COP 26, Paris Agreement, Net Zero targets, UK Minerals Strategy), the event is expected to attract a wider audience than members applying for chartership.

Course modules

1. What is sustainability and why do we need raw materials to achieve it?

2. Minerals and the circular economy

3. Where in the world can we obtain critical minerals?

4. Mining and ESG?

5. ESG and mineral reserves reporting standards

6. How can we monitor ESG?

7. Value chains

8. The role of policy and governance

9. Future geoscience for sustainability

10. Window dressing or tools for positive change?


Registration will close 24 hours before the first event takes place.

We can offer bespoke discounts on group registrations of 5 or more. Please email to enquire.

This 10 module package option includes a discount, however if you prefer to book each module of the course individually, you can do so by clicking on the links above.

Student Registration

Previous course speakers Alison Graham and Vicky Corcoran have kindly donated a proportion of their speaker fee to fund places for students. This has enabled the society to offer a limited number of student places at a special rate. Proof of student status required when registering at this rate.


These events will be held virtually over Zoom at 16.30 GMT and will last approximately 90 minutes. 

Delegates will receive joining instructions the day before they take place.

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Registration rates

£ 395.00
£ 495.00
£ 60.00

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