Fondation EurActiv organised for Wednesday 4 May a lunchtime Stakeholder Workshop on the European Commission’s Flagship Initiative on resource efficiency and the raw material industries. The workshop was organised with the support of the Nickel Institute.
- Reliable and transparent indicators are needed to cover the availability of natural resources and how efficiently they are used. How should resource use and efficiency be measured? How will progress be assessed?
- While the Communication published in January does not set any concrete targets, Commissioner Potočnik said these could well be tabled by the end of June. What targets are needed in the field of raw material use? What parameters are particularly relevant for the non-energy extractive industries and metallurgy? Should there be recycling targets?
- Concrete policies will be needed to support this flagship initiative. Should rules be set to improve the design of products and make them easier to re-use and recycle? How can resource efficiency be mainstreamed into legislation, trade agreements and policy strategies such as the raw materials initiative?
- The European Commission is fleshing out its Raw Materials Initiative with a Communication on tackling the challenges in commodity markets and raw materials. How will this plug into the broader resource efficiency agenda to secure sustainable supply of raw materials?
- Lena EK, MEP
- Reinhard BÜTIKOFER, MEP
- Abraao CARVALHO, Head of Unit Metals, Minerals, Raw Materials, DG ENTR, European Commission
- Stefan MOSER, Unit Strategic Objective Solidarity, Secretariat General, European Commission
- Kevin BRADLEY, President, The Nickel Institute
- Doreen FEDRIGO, Senior Policy Analyst, IEEP
Moderator: Outi ALAPEKKALA, Section Coordinator, EurActiv
Chair: Ross MELZER, Public Affairs Manager, EurActiv