Martin Lokanc

Martin Lokanc

Senior Mining Specialist World Bank

Dr. Martin Lokanc is a senior mining specialist in the World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice. He currently supports and leads mining sector development activities across Africa, in addition to managing a number of research and global knowledge projects. Trained as a mining engineer and economist, he has global experience in mine development, mining strategy, mineral and energy economics, corporate finance, government relations and economic development, gained over more than 20 years working in the private sector and with the World Bank Group. Martin holds a BSc in mining engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada; an MSc in mining engineering, specializing in mineral economics, from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; and a PhD in mineral and energy economics from the Colorado School of Mines in the United States.

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Monday 09/05/2022

From 15:00 To 15:45

05/09/2022 15:00 05/09/2022 15:45 Role of Technology in ESG-Centered Mining
  • Technology’s pivotal role in Scope1-3 emissions: how can companies promote more environmental and sustainable mining?
  • World Bank perspective: by 2050 low carbon technologies will demand a higher percentage of the world’s mineral production. Is mining positioned to supply this demand?
  • Technology’s role in managing supply bottlenecks.
  • IPPs and Renewable Energy: can the mining industry revolutionize power consumption through tech-led efficiencies to make the sector more sustainable?
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"Role of Technology in ESG-Centered Mining"

Hartmut Brodner Martin Lokanc Matthew Fredericks Sunil Duggal

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 11:30 To 13:30

05/10/2022 11:30 05/10/2022 13:30 Africa’s Green Minerals in the Energy Transition: Financing the Battery and Electric Vehicle Value Chain

The role of green minerals is at the core of the clean energy transition. Africa boasts of significant green mineral endowments as they serve as critical feedstock for the battery and Electric Vehicle manufacturing value chain. Specifically for cobalt, the DRC is well positioned to take a leadership position in the energy transition industry because it accounts for 70% of the world's cobalt production and over 51% of global reserves. However, despite this huge minerals endowment, the continent is still operating at the primary stage of the battery and electric vehicle value chain estimated  US8.8 trillion by 2025. Africa needs to change this narrative by creating more value on the continent through development of a robust green minerals strategy focusing on resource-driven industrialization and leveraging the AfCFTA. This side event seeks to analyse the success factors for Africa to move up the ladder and optimise benefits from the global battery and EV value chain.

 

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Stage D

"Africa’s Green Minerals in the Energy Transition: Financing the Battery and Electric Vehicle Value Chain"

Alhassane Haidara Charles Afeku Dr. Kwasi Ampofo Hon. Paul Chanda Kabuswe Jerry Ahadjie Julien Paluku Kahongya Martin Lokanc
Time and date

Monday 09/05/2022

From 15:00 To 15:45

05/09/2022 15:00 05/09/2022 15:45 Role of Technology in ESG-Centered Mining
  • Technology’s pivotal role in Scope1-3 emissions: how can companies promote more environmental and sustainable mining?
  • World Bank perspective: by 2050 low carbon technologies will demand a higher percentage of the world’s mineral production. Is mining positioned to supply this demand?
  • Technology’s role in managing supply bottlenecks.
  • IPPs and Renewable Energy: can the mining industry revolutionize power consumption through tech-led efficiencies to make the sector more sustainable?
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Time and date

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 11:30 To 13:30

05/10/2022 11:30 05/10/2022 13:30 Africa’s Green Minerals in the Energy Transition: Financing the Battery and Electric Vehicle Value Chain

The role of green minerals is at the core of the clean energy transition. Africa boasts of significant green mineral endowments as they serve as critical feedstock for the battery and Electric Vehicle manufacturing value chain. Specifically for cobalt, the DRC is well positioned to take a leadership position in the energy transition industry because it accounts for 70% of the world's cobalt production and over 51% of global reserves. However, despite this huge minerals endowment, the continent is still operating at the primary stage of the battery and electric vehicle value chain estimated  US8.8 trillion by 2025. Africa needs to change this narrative by creating more value on the continent through development of a robust green minerals strategy focusing on resource-driven industrialization and leveraging the AfCFTA. This side event seeks to analyse the success factors for Africa to move up the ladder and optimise benefits from the global battery and EV value chain.

 

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