EFG contribution to Call for Evidence on European Critical Raw Materials Act

Over the past decade, the European Commission and Parliament have addressed the security of supply of critical raw materials through various Communications, studies, reports and resolutions. All have concluded that critical raw materials are key, not just to the EU’s transition to a green and digital economy, but also to its resilience and security. The recent, and on-going, Covid-19 pandemic, the impacts associated with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the actions of other governments to secure their nations’ mineral supply needs, have further highlighted Europe’s exposure to raw material supply disruptions and the urgent need to mitigate the supply risks. To that end, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced in her 2022 State of the Union address the Commission’s intention to adopt regulatory and non-regulatory actions designed to secure sustainable supplies of critical raw materials.

The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) supports the Commission’s initiative concerning the European Critical Raw Materials Act and submitted, in November 2022, a series of observations and recommendations to the related Call for Evidence.

Read the contribution by the EFG Panel of Experts on Minerals: https://bit.ly/ECRMA-EFG