On 3 September 2020 the European Commission presented an Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials, the 2020 List of Critical Raw Materials and a foresight study on critical raw materials for strategic technologies and sectors from the 2030 and 2050 perspectives.
The Action Plan looks at the current and future challenges and proposes actions to reduce Europe's dependency on third countries, diversifying supply from both primary and secondary sources and improving resource efficiency and circularity while promoting responsible sourcing worldwide.
An important concrete action of the Action Plan is the establishment of a European Raw Materials Alliance, bringing together all relevant stakeholders.
Source and full European Commission press release (with all related documents): https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1542
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