Publications & Insight
European Parliament recognises importance of community consent in rush for critical materials - but leaves a glaring loophole
The European Parliament today voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA).
This Act aims to secure the strategically and economically vital raw materials needed for the green energy and digital...
Given the damaging drive for critical raw materials, how green can the energy ‘transition’ be?
Sustainability and human rights are being sidelined in nations’ drive to secure the trade in critical raw materials
Mining ‘sustainably’ for Critical Raw Materials, while demand rages on?
Social and environmental protections are urgently needed in the Commission’s Critical Raw Materials proposal.
Critical Raw Materials: Mining on Sámi land without their consent
Europe is desperate to secure critical raw materials for the green energy and digital transitions. But mining must not happen on Sámi land without free, prior and informed consent from the Sámi people, says Karin Nutti Pilflykt.
EU use of Critical Raw Materials – how to make sure it's fair for people and forests
Today, the European Commission updated its list of the Critical Raw Materials (CRM) it needs to power the green and digital transitions, and issued a legislative proposal and a Communication for how it will source them.