A high-level expert panel with professionals from the private sector, NGO, academia, research institutions and international organisations discussed the current challenges the energy transition faces in terms of achieving the goals of the most ambitious package – the European Green Deal. The clustering event “Green transition challenged by the metal supply chain”, that took place on 12 March in Brussels, gathered around 80 people and laid out several proposals for citizens and business to benefit from a sustainable greener transition.
The discussion was focused on key issues such as mineral extraction, processing, product end-of life and recycling of raw materials, and structured around 3 projects, for which PNO lead the communication, dissemination and exploitation activities: CROCODILE, TARANTULA and ION4RAW; as well other EU funded projects active in the recovery of raw materials MIREU, NEMO, NEXT, SecREETs.
Representatives of variety of sectors further contributed to the reflection during an interactive debate aiming to provide proposals to the European Commission towards a ‘greener transition’ in achieving the goal of Europe becoming climate neutral by 2050. Detailed analysis and policy recommendations are foreseen in an event report that is to be expected in May 2020.