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Mineral Solutions to Global Problems

Friday 26 October 2018.

The world faces tremendous challenges to resolve the problems associated with climate change and food supply, especially in the poorer southern hemisphere. Minerals have a vital role to play in sustaining future populations, and yet their exploitation is impossible without social licence. In the context of sustainable development, this presentation by Professor David Manning gives a brief insight into two key areas: carbon mitigation and food security.

David Manning is Professor of Soil Science at Newcastle University and Honorary Professor of Soil Mineral Processes at Edinburgh University. He is a geologist by training, with special interests in the processes that take place at the interface between the biosphere and the geosphere. He has served as President of the Geological Society of London, and has been awarded the Mineralogical Society’s Schlumberger Medal for mineralogy applied to industry.

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