Svemin's Environmental Summit 2022

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Welcome to the Green and Innovative North

Sweden is in the middle of a green industrial revolution. Metals and minerals are absolutely crucial to produce the climate technologies needed to go from a fossil-dependent to a fossil-free society. That journey starts in the bedrock.

At the same time, it is obvious that what is happening in Brussels is becoming increasingly important to the Swedish mining industry. An increased presence on site in Brussels is required – for knowledge building, and to support the decision-making process so that directives and regulations contribute to the greatest possible environmental benefit from a holistic perspective which includes a safe and sustainable Europe, and a continued development for our world-leading industry.

We have given Svemin’s Environmental Summit 2022 the name The Green and Innovative North. We want to talk about that the Swedish mining and mineral industry is not only doing just that – talk, but that we also perform.

Welcome to Kiruna on 4-5 October. We offer you a full-day conference, plus a field visit filled with insights and practical examples of why the Swedish mining cluster is a world leader.

You will have the opportunity to listen to and meet leading individuals from some of Sweden’s largest and most environmentally innovative companies. Be introduced to best practice examples in the field of biodiversity. Learn and experience Kiruna’s city transformation on site. Among many other things.

Regarding ackommodation

The participant books and manages their own accommodation. We refer to the accommodation options below.

Scandic Kiruna, Spis Hotel & Hostel, Camp Ripan, E-10, Icehotel, STF Malmfältens Folkhögskola, Bishops Arms, Best Western Hotel Arctic Eden

For the full programme, on 4 and 5 October, please see the specific program page.

You can also download the program as PDF.

Program | Oct. 4th

>> Session 1 | 10:00 – 11:30

  • Welcome
    Emma Härdmark, Moderator, Director Communications, Svemin
  • Introduction
    Maria Sunér, CEO, Svemin
  • The Green & Innovative North
    Lotta Finstorp, Governor, Norrbotten County
  • European Mining – A Key Enable of the Green Transition
    Jan Moström, CEO, LKAB
  • Quantity of metals to manufacture one generation of renewable technology to completely replace fossil fuels
    Simon Michaux, Associate Professor, the Geological Survey of Finland, GTK
  • How to Mine the Gap in the Rocky Road Ahead
    Kristina Branteryd, Director Environment, Svemin
  • Extraction of critical minerals from mine waste
    David Högnelid, Chief Strategy Officer, Business Area Special Products, LKAB

>> Session 2 | 12:30 – 14:00

Session 2 consists of a number of stations. The participants are divided into smaller groups that walk between the stations, where they get to listen to short presentations about environmental work at some of Svemin’s member companies. Participating companies are LKAB, Boliden, Zinkgruvan Mining, Kaunis Iron and Talga. The session ends with a recap and closing remarks. More on the program page.

>> Session 3 | 14:30 – 16:30

  • EU Focus – Biodiversity
    Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director Biodiversity, DG Environment, EC​
  • EU Focus – IED
    Toon Smets, Policy Officer, DG Environment, EC
  • EU Taxonomy and the Mining Industry in short
    Kerstin Brinnen, Corporate Lawyer, LKAB
  • Panel discussion | How do we create sustainable value chains for metals and minerals?
    Lars Lundström, Chief Sustainability Officer, H2GreenSteel
    Rolf Kuby, Director General, Euromines
    Anders Lundkvist, Head of Environment and Sustainability, Copperstone Resources
    Pia Lindström, Senior Vice President Sustainability, LKAB
  • Will you visit this landscape with your grandkids?
    Scandinavia’s first geomorphic site.
    Matt Baida, Landscape Architect LAR/MSA, VAST Landscape Architecture
  • Summary and closing words
    Maria Sunér, CEO, Svemin

Svemin’s Environmental Summit 2022 – the Green and Innovative North

What: Oct. 4 | Full-day environmental conference, best practice examples and dinner. Oct. 5 | Field study visits
Time: Conference Oct. 4, 10:00-16:30 (coffee from 09:00), dinner 19:00. Field study visits Oct. 5, 08:30-12:00.
Where: Scandic Kiruna
When: 4-5 October (get-together at Scandic Sky Bar, Oct. 3)
Fee: SEK 3500, ex. VAT, invoiced afterwards.
Language: English
Registration information: The Summit is now fully booked.