The European Commission has presented a new action plan on critical raw materials. The plan, published alongside the 2020 list of critical raw materials and a foresight study, will work to make Europe's raw materials supply more secure and sustainable.
On 25 and 26 May GKZ and NOVA organised MIREU’s first online workshop: Funding Tomorrow’s Raw Materials (RM) Sector. The organisers have summed up the events key discussion ahead of the publication of a report.
Last month MIREU co-hosted a meeting with the OECD on the impacts and opportunities of COVID-19 on mining regions and cities. As part of the event the OECD conducted a survey of regional stakeholders on the same subject. Read this interview with the team from OECD Mining Regions and Cities who share their conculsions from the webinar.
The JTP, which has now launched, will support public and private stakeholders in coal and other carbon-intensive regions so that no regions are left behind has Europe transitions towards climate-neutrality.
In early March at PDAC 2020 in Toronto the Irish Minister of State, with special responsibilities for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Sean Canney called by the EU booth, situated very conveniently next to the Geoscience Ireland booth.
EIT Raw Materials' triple degree Master European Mining Course (EMC) closes its application process next week. The course covers all aspects of the mineral resources mining cycle and is designed to provide a solid understanding of the global mining industry and mining value chains.