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27
May
2021
 
6:00 am - 7:30 pm

Are you interested in the discussion on the optimal solutions concerning the problem of metals? What direction should we take as the EU moves towards the digital transition? Don’t miss out: connect to our interactive webinar and learn more on the subject.

About the Event:

This webinar is for you if you are interested in the future of Europe’s metals industry and its legal/social/environmental implications.

Context:

The energy transition has been placed at the top of the European political agenda, with the digital transition closely following suit. But to successfully implement these two priorities, the EU needs to examine and adjust its supply and use of metals.

A renewable energy supply requires far more metals than a fossil one. As to the digital transition, another EU priority, it also relies on a wide array of metals.

It is for this reason that GEF and Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks will be leading this project, which will deliver a comprehensive Agenda for Action at all political levels, aimed at a sparing, circular use of metals and responsible sourcing of the virgin metals that we really need.

Speakers:

  • Raúl Gómez, Director, Transición Verde – Introduction to the GEF ”Metals for a green and digital Europe” project
  • Guillaume Pitron, Author of the book ”War of the metals”
  • Prof. Joanna Kulczycka from the Institute of Mineral Resources and Energy Management of the Polish Ministry of Defence and Energy and the International Panel on Resources (IRP)
  • Miriam Kenneth, Director CEO, The Green Economics Institute, UK, Global supply chains and the metal supply dependencies
  • Arkadiusz Szpakowski – Institute of Non Ferrous Metals

Moderated by: Ewa Sufin-Jacquemart, (Fundacja Strefa Zieleni) & GEF Board member

Programme:

18:00 – 19:30 pm CET

The main goal of this webinar is to answer the following questions/issues:

– what are the optimal solutions concerning the problem of metals?

– what is the direction/are the directions where we should seek solutions that would satisfy both social and climatic interests?

– is the need for metals fully satiated by import, if yes who is the main source?

– the problem of mines in the EU

– global metal connections

– recycling of metals

Practicalities:

Date and time: Thursday, 27th May from 18:00 to 19:30 CET.

Audience: This webinar will take place in English and is open to the general public

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This event will be organised through the ZOOM platform.

 


This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Fundacja Strefa Zieleni and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.

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