Prime Minister Mark Brown speaking at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala Campus in Fiji. Photo: FIJI GOVERNMENT /23080909
Prime Minister Mark Brown is expected to attend the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s inaugural international summit on critical minerals and their significance in clean energy transitions, scheduled for September 28 in Paris.
Brown will among prominent leaders such as the African
Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy Amani Abou-Zeid, Argentinian
Secretary of Mining Fernanda Avila, Australian Minister for Resources Madeleine
King, Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson, European
Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, Indonesian Minister of Energy
and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif, US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M.
Granholm, and Zambian Minister of Mines and Minerals Development Paul Chanda
According to Green tech Lead, the IEA Critical Minerals
and Clean Energy Summit, to be held at the IEA headquarters will spotlight
strategies aimed at advancing the secure, sustainable, and responsible sourcing
of raw materials pivotal to the global transition towards clean energy.
It will be attended by representatives from approximately
25 nations, including major mineral producers and consumers.
The summit will also host prominent figures such as
business leaders, investors, heads of international organisations, and civil
society representatives. Release