Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"Extracted" - presentation in Brussels

From the blog of the CLub of Rome

 Presentation of EXTRACTED in Brussels on June 12th, 2014

The Aurelio Peccei Lectures & Dialogues
Enquiries on the Challenges of the 21st Century
Thursday 12 June 2014 at 18:00 sharp
How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet

Professor at the University of Florence.

With the participation of Denis Goffaux CTO and Member of the Executive Committee of Umicore


Presentation of the English edition of the new Report to the Club of Rome.

Will there come a time when we actually run out of minerals ? Debates soar over how we are going to obtain energy without oil, coal and gas. But what about the other minerals losses ? Without metals and semi)conductors, how to keep our industrial system running ? Without mineral fertilizers and fuels, how are we going to produce the food we need ?

The invitation with details + registration form are available on the website of the Club of Rome EU Chapter.

The lectures are delivered by distinguished expert speakers with various backgrounds. They are followed by a dialogue with the audience. Drinks and informal get together afterwards allow for networking and exchanges of views. The cycle of lectures is named after Aurelio Peccei (1908-1984), co-founder of The Club of Rome in 1968.

An initiative of the Club of Rome EU Chapter, in partnership with the Club of Rome International Centre.


  1. Best wishes to Professor Bardi for his lecture on this vital topic. I hope it can stimulate discussion in a wider audience and among EU officials especially those supporting scientific research programmes and innovative technology. Professor Bardi's proposals for re-cycling, in particular, are radical and necessary.

  2. Prof, I saw this just now . A missed opportunity for me . Had I known before I would have surely attended .keep up the good work .



Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome and the author of "Extracted: how the quest for mineral resources is plundering the Planet" (Chelsea Green 2014). His most recent book is "The Seneca Effect" (Springer 2017)