Session 14: >>EU Critical Raw Materials Act<< of the Perpetual Online Conference of the Socioeconomic Metabolism Section

Socio-Economic Metabolism

The next session of the Socioeconomic Metabolism section's Perpetual Online Conference is up!
We want to invite you to attend an upcoming online session of the ISEM SEM Perpetual Online Conference on the proposed Critical Raw Materials Act of the European Union.
The proposed act is a cornerstone of the European Union's efforts to promote a secure supply of critical raw materials through various measures, including domestic extraction, re-shoring processing capacities, and more recycling in Europe.
The act has potentially global implications on mineral supply chains and global material flows.
The proposal was announced in March alongside a package with a new list of Strategic and Critical Raw Materials in the EU, a foresight report on the demand for Critical Raw Materials in selected industries, and factsheets on Critical Raw Materials.
In our online session, we want to hear academic, political, and industrial perspectives on the Critical Raw Materials Act, and we are delighted to have excellent speakers from the field.

Date and time: Monday, May 15, 2023, 14:30-16:00 UTC
(16:30-18:00 Berlin, 10:30-12:00 New York, 7:30-9:00 San Francisco, 22:30-24:00 Beijing)

Location: Online (Zoom).


  • Introduction by section chair Prof. Stefan Pauliuk and session chair Prof. Christoph Helbig
  • Scientific reflection on the Critical Raw Materials Act
    Prof. Gian Andrea Blengini, Politecnico di Torino
  • Government organizational perspective on the Critical Raw Materials Act
    Stéphane Bourg, PhD, Directeur de l'OFREMI – BRGM
  • Industry perspective on the Critical Raw Materials Act
    Dr.-Ing. Sabina Grund, Associate Director Sustainable Development, International Zinc Association

Afterward, panel discussion and open discussion with participants on the Critical Raw Materials Act.

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Meeting ID: 681 1894 1076
Passcode: 021473

After the session, the presentations will be available on the ISIE's Youtube channel.