Svemin's Environmental Conference 21

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Svemin’s Environmental Conference 2021 –
A sustainable future requires sustainable permit processes

The highly topical cement crisis has exposed the infected intersection between ideological climate ambition and the real change work carried out by large Swedish industrial companies. Ambitious investment plans in the basic industry can make Sweden a world leader in climate-neutral raw materials – both metals and cement. If we only get permission for our activities. As the system looks today, it is a real stumbling block for development.

Therefore, the permit issue is in focus at this year’s Environmental Conference.

We will talk about solid proposals for solutions to create more efficient and predictable permit processes. We also raise current EU issues and talk about dam safety.



Moderator: Emma Härdmark, Head of Communications Svemin

Session 1; The EU and the environment; Fit for 55, Sustainable Finance (taxonomy), biodiversity strategy, and more

> Welcome and introduction
Maria Sunér, CEO Svemin

> Live report from Brussels; Sustainable Finance, Fit for 55, and IEA (in English)
Maria Nyberg, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

> How does Euromines work with ongoing EU initiatives? (in English)
Rolf Kuby, Director General, Euromines

> How do the ongoing EU initiatives affect the Swedish mining and mineral industry?
Kristina Branteryd, Director Environment, Svemin
Hanna Stenegren, Director Climate, Environment and Sustainable Finance, Svemin

Session 2; The condition in Sweden  – Launch of Svemin’s reform package for efficient permit processes.

> Introduction
Jan Moström, CEO LKAB

> Situation report from Cementa
Karin Comstedt Webb, Sustainability Manager Cementa

> Reflections on current permit processes
Mikael Staffas, CEO Boliden
Brett Smith, Executive Director, Dragon Mining
Kåre Höglund, Project Manager Exploration Sweden, Agnico Eagle

> The way forward for Kaunis Iron
Klas Dagertun, CEO Kaunis Iron

> Reflections from other industries
Daniel Badman, CEO Swedish Wind Energy Association
Jan-Olof Jacke, CEO Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

> Launch: Svemin’s Reform Package for Efficient Permit Processes
Maria Sunér, CEO Svemin

> Political discussion
Birger Lahti (V)
Lars Hjälmered (M)
Amanda Palmstierna (MP)
Helena Lindahl (C)

Session 3; Tailings Dam Safety. Launch of the new Gruv-RIDAS 2021.

> About the new GruvRIDAS
Sara Töyrä, RIDAS manager, LKAB

> The importance of tailings dam safety; my own experiences 
Stefan Romedahl, President Boliden Mines

> Discussion about GruvRIDAS 2021
Sara Töyrä, RIDAS manager, LKAB
Charlotte Odenberger, Environmental Manager, Zinkgruvan

> Swedish Mining Innovation informs about open calls
Jenny Greberg, Program Director, Swedish Mining Innovation

> Summary and conclusion
Emma Härdmark, Head of Communications Svemin

What: Svemin’s Environmental Conference 2021
When: October 26
Time: 13.30 – 16.00
Where: Live webinar (The webinar will also be recorded, and can be seen afterwards)
Language: Swedish
Fee: Free of charge
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