The role of education and outreach



As part of its Sustainable Future theme to help build momentum ahead of COP26, IOM3 is hosting a week of virtual events across 6-10 September. This week will showcase the vital role of professionals in materials, minerals and mining in the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient society.

The last day of a week long series of events will focus on the key aspect of people and how having the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time is key to facilitating decarbonization and the route to net zero.

This session will look in more detail at:

  • A broad perspective on the opportunities and challenges related to getting the right people with the right skills, in the right place and the right time who can deliver complementary low carbon technologies related to the manufacture and  use of energy materials
  • An understanding of the needs for skilled people in the drive towards low carbon technologies.
  • An opportunity to discuss with industry and research leaders the challenges in bringing these new technologies to market and how we can help train and develop people. 

You will hear from

  • Reaching out to the next generation
    Katie Best
  • The role of green apprenticeships
    Emma Wilcox, Society for the Environment
  • Inspiring the next generation of earth scientists from all walks of life
    Olimpia Pilch, Critical Minerals Association
  • Chair
    Diane Aston, IOM3

Event Details

  • The webinar will be streamed live via Zoom and is available to join online from any location.
  • The session will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to watch on-demand.
  • All timings advertised are GMT/BST.
Sustainable Futures Week

Sustainable Futures Week

This event is part of a week long series of webinars focusing on reaching net zero, click the link below to check out other sessions in the series.

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