• March 10 - 14, 2025

Hajime Wakuda

Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC)

President & Managing Director, Carbon Neutrality Promotion Headquarters

Hajime Wakuda has currently served as President and Executive Managing Director of Carbon Neutral Promotion Headquarters, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC) since April 2020. Under his direction, JOGMEC has further strengthened its carbon neutral initiative towards a stable and sustainable energy society. Prior to joining JOGMEC, he was appointed as Director of Policy Planning Division, Natural Resources and Fuel Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy within Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI). He obtained his master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University in the City of New York and master’s/bachelor’s degree in engineering from University of Tokyo.

Sessions With Hajime Wakuda

Monday, 18 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 19/mar/2024 12:30 am - 19/mar/2024 02:00 am

    Supplying the Minerals for the Energy Future

    Mining, Minerals and Materials

    Critical minerals are essential inputs for the clean energy infrastructure that will underpin low-carbon economies. Their strategic importance has spurred an intense focus—and competition—by governments and industries to shape the mineral value chains of tomorrow. What strategies are governments and industry adopting to ensure sustainable and abundant mineral supply? What policies will streamline permitting and access to resources? What is the mine of the future and which technologies will drive its operations?