Virtual Event – Clean Energy Future Demands: Massive Shift in Critical Materials and Global Supply Chains

Event: Thursday, September 28, 2023

9:00 am ET / 6:00 am PT

Critical materials are the foundations of the technologies on which modern life depends. These metals and materials are crucial for a green transition because they are used in everything from electric vehicles to batteries and wind turbines, among other energy-efficient technologies. In June 2023, The Asia Foundation and the Perth USAsia Centre brought together specialists from the Republic of Korea, Australia, and the United States, representing industry, academia, and the think tank communities, to discuss trilateral opportunities to secure future energy resources, collaborative efforts to support the development and supply of critical materials and the challenges and risks of supply chain disruptions. This two-day discussion produced a report, What a Clean Energy Future Demands: Massive Shift in Critical Materials and Global Supply Chains, with recommendations on how trilateral cooperation can help build scalable, sustainable, and secure supply chains needed to tackle one of today’s most significant global challenges. Join us for the release of the report.


  • Gordon Flake, founding Chief Executive Officer, Perth USAsia Centre, The University of Western Australia
  • Dr. Adam Simon, Arthur F. Thurnau, Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan.
  • Dr. Kyungjin Song, Executive Director, Innovative Economy Forum
Related locations: Washington DC
Related programs: Regional and International Relations

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