Climate Connections:
Mining Edition

  • Date: October 18, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Zoom
  • Organizer: Foresight
Climate Connections: Mining Edition

The Future of Sustainable Mining: What It'll Take to Decarbonize

Canada's mining and metals industry is positioned at the forefront of the low-carbon economy. 

While the sector plays a pivotal role in supplying the essential raw materials for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure, it's also accountable for 4% to 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The sector is under pressure from governments, supply chains and investors to decarbonize their operations.  

As the mining industry grapples with climate change, we seek to explore innovative solutions. Join our panel of expert speakers as they discuss the seismic shift in how these demands impact the mining industry, what's being done and what's to come.


Flyn McCarthy, Principal, SysEne Consulting

Flyn has over fifteen years of experience with energy and carbon management in the industrial sector. He has expertise in carbon management for oil and gas, mining, pulp and paper, and the clean energy sector.

He has worked with clients around the world in the development of emissions reduction projects and on-site energy and carbon management programs, energy management information systems, and large-scale energy and carbon projects. He has performed the roles of auditor, project manager, consultant, and corporate energy and carbon manager. Flyn has an excellent understanding of how to help sites and corporate offices develop their energy and carbon management culture.


Moderator: Tracy Lydiatt, Manager - Mining Cluster, BC Net Zero Innovation Network.

Tracy holds a Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability (also known as The Natural Step) from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. During which, she completed her thesis project focused on mining, Sustainable Mining? Applying the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development to Mining Projects. She also holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of British Columbia in Geology and worked as a geologist in the gold/silver exploration sector in both remote locations and in corporate settings within Canada and Argentina.

She has over a decade of experience with business and project development, team management, corporate training, and media in a variety of industries including mining, engineering, food, and textiles. She is passionate about building strong relationships for collaboration and innovation and one of her unique skills is the ability to bridge complex sustainability concepts and translate these for successful project management and execution.

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About Climate Connections

The climate imperative presents enormous challenges for industries that must now align their strategy and operations with the goal of a low-carbon economy. As industry steps up to meet these pressing climate challenges, there are exciting new opportunities for the translation of research into impact.

Enter Climate Connections, our problem-driven event series that connects solution-seekers from industry with researchers and innovators from academia, and fosters cross-sector connections to address the climate challenge.

Through structured conversations with academic researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs, we’ll unpack and explore their challenges and help align research with commercial opportunities. 

Event proudly supported by:

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