Mines Staff

Mines to host high-level event on mining and development in the Americas

U.S. State Department Under Secretary Jose W. Fernandez will be among the high-level representatives in attendance

Colorado School of Mines and the Payne Institute for Public Policy are hosting an event April 25 in connection with the upcoming Cities Summit of the Americas featuring Jose W. Fernandez, U.S. Department of State Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment, and other high-level representatives from throughout the Americas.

Mining has long been a key driver for economic growth in cities across the Americas. As more minerals are needed to support the energy transition, efforts to secure and diversify global supply chains of minerals – especially the critical mineral inputs necessary for clean energy technologies – are a top priority for the U.S. government. These efforts have important implications for mining companies and cities not just in the U.S. but across the Americas.

This event will provide mining sector stakeholders with visibility on past successes and future challenges for the mining industry and cities in the Americas as partners in development.  Overall, this event aligns with the goals of the Minerals Security Partnership, which was announced by the U.S. Department of State in June 2022, and envisions greater cooperation with mining sector partners in the region.

The event will be followed by a reception and networking event at the Mines Museum of Earth Science from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event is free to attend thanks to sponsors Freeport-McMoRan and Newmont Corporation. Please register for Partners In Development - Mining and Cities in the Americas on the Payne Institute website


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