• November 3, 2020

Sam Ulrich to present on climate change and gold mining at CET Members Day

Published on November 3rd, 2020

CSA Global Principal Geologist, Sam Ulrich will present at the upcoming CET Member’s Day on ‘Greenhouse gas emissions, their abatement, and impact of a carbon price on gold mining’ to be held on the 25 November 2020 at the Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre, University of Western Australia Business School, Perth, Western Australia.

Based on his previously published paper: ‘Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Production Cost Footprints in Australian Gold Mines’ published by the Journal of Cleaner Production, and a paper submitted for publication titled ‘Climate change and gold mining.’

The presentation will seek to:

  • Examine the relationship between GHG emissions and production costs and the potential to shape the future of the gold industry globally through a greater focus of clean and efficient production.
  • Explore opportunities relating to clean energy sourcing and new mining technologies, including mining fleet electrification, already at the forefront of the sector’s response to reducing carbon footprint and minimising exposure to carbon prices.
  • Assess the economic impact upon gold miners that the introduction of a hypothetical US$50/t CO2-e and US$100/t CO2-e carbon price in each country.
  • Outline how institutional funds and lenders are seeking disclosure and mitigation of climate risks.
  • Examine the benefits gold companies will experience by reducing their carbon footprint.

This year’s program will include an overview by CET Director Prof. Steffen Hagemann, with an update on current and new projects for the CET in 2020 and beyond.

Speakers will present highlights from active research projects, with a more comprehensive overview of Centre activities provided by research posters on display for the duration of the event.

To learn more about this event, email info-cet@uwa.edu.au.

About the Presenter

Sam Ulrich – Principal Geologist

Sam Ulrich
Principal Geologist

Sam, has 25 years of experience working as an exploration, resource development, and corporate geologist in Australia and Asia. He is currently a Principal Geologist with CSA Global and ERM Group company in their corporate team, primarily undertaking due diligence and mineral asset valuations. He is also undertaking PhD at the University of Western Australia, presently titled “Insights into the Economic Cost Structure of Gold Mining: From All-in Sustaining Costs to Quantifying Externalities.

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