SUMEX Massive Open Online Course


Mineral extraction is crucial to Europe’s twin digital and green transition. So it is essential that these minerals are not extracted at the expense of the environment and people. In order to have a truly green transition, we also need a form of sustainable management in the extractive sector: Minimising the environmental footprint of an extraction project while at the same time contributing to a local and societal license to operate. This transition to sustainable management in the extractive sector is challenging, both for policy and industry.

The SUMEX Massive Open Online Course addresses five key challenges that industry and policy face in this transition. The course makes use of scientific concepts and holistic sustainability concepts at the operational level and will outline potential solutions based on practical examples applicable across Europe.

The six-week course officially kicked off on 7 November but you can still join and start your journey for sustainable management in the extractive industry