Dr. Ana Estefanía Carballo leads Transparency International Australia’s Accountable Mining Programme. She has conducted extensive research on natural resources governance, particularly the lithium mining industry associated with the energy transition and has over 15 years of experience working with civil society organisations globally, but particularly in Latin America, Europe and the Asia- Pacific Region. She believes that strengthening natural resources governance is crucial to ensuring sustainable, accountable and equitable practices in the mining industry and is passionate about TIA’s work in facilitating anti-corruption initiatives for the sector. Ana is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Melbourne and prior to coming to Australia, completed her PhD at the University of Westminster in the UK and her MA at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany.
As the world moves towards cleaner sources of energy, demand for minerals is growing exponentially. The mining sector has a critical role to ensure that the energy transition is sustainable and just. Low-carbon technologies in power generation and in transport require a higher level of mineral inputs than their fossil-fuel based versions. This includes notable minerals like cobalt, copper, lithium, nickel and rare earths among others.
Tuesday 07 February 16:30 - 17:00 Roof Terrace
Sustainable Development Day