Minerals: the dark side of energy transitions

Anabel Marin (Institute of Development Studies) will be the speaker of the seminar “Minerals: the dark side of energy transitions”.

The seminar will be in a blended form: it will take place in room Q1 (Nuovo Polo Piagge) as well as online. The link will be communicated in due course.

The Seminar is part of the University of Pisa PRA PROJECT 2020-52 Shaky capitalism: How business and finance respond to global threats.

The event is free and open to anyone interested. See below to access the meeting online.


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About the speaker:

Anabel Marin is a Research Fellow and leads the Business, Markets and the State Cluster at IDS. Alongside, she is Chair of the Global Network for Open Source Seed Initiatives and Director at Bioleft, an open source initiative for seed breeding.

Anabel is interested in the linkages between business, policies and sustainable development. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in research, support in the design and implementation of policies (science and technology, innovation, trade, and environmental) and activism, including a specialism in the development of media products for sustainable development. Her multidisciplinary work is focused on topics related to the transformation and transitions towards economic, social and environmental sustainability in industries related to natural resources; open and collaborative forms of production and innovation; environmental justice and civil society participation; and the importance of new technologies and new knowledge for development.

She is currently leading an IDRC funded project, working with partners in Argentina and South Africa to conduct foresight workshops, examining how various sectors may be more receptive to social science research. She also convenes the Master’s course “Competing in the Green Economy”, as part of IDS’s MA in Development Studies.

Anabel’s most recent publications include:

Marin, A. and Goya, D. (2021) ‘Mining – The Dark Side of the Energy Transition. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions’, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 41: 86-88.

Marín, A.; van Zwanenberg, P. and Cremaschi, A. (2021) ‘Bioleft: A Collaborative, Open-Source Seed Breeding Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture’, in A. Ely (eds), Transformative Pathways to Sustainability: Learning Across Disciplines, Cultures and Contexts, Routledge.



Starting Time

17:30 CET

April 1, 2022

Ending Time

19.00 CET

April 1, 2022



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