Adriana Nunez Picado

Dr

  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M213), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Economic geographer working at the intersection of the resources industries, climate change and regional development. 

My works explores the economic dynamics shaping resources industries, especially mining, and how these influence regional development in the face of a globalising economy and a changing climate. My research is particularly focused in critical mineral industries, such as lithium and copper, which key in the transition to green energy technologies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Human Geography, PhD, Junior miners in the globalising mining industry: Australian juniors in the Latin American Lithium and Copper Industries, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 3 Oct 2022

Governance and Public Policy, Master Degree, Master in Governance and Public Policy, University of Queensland

Award Date: 15 Jul 2015

Public Administration , Bachelor and Licentiate Degree, University of Costa Rica

Award Date: 3 Dec 2012

Industry keywords

  • Mining and Resources
  • Energy
  • Government

Research expertise keywords

  • resources industries
  • Climate change
  • regional development

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