Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials

EU and African Union strive to better integrate evidence into policymaking

For the first time, European and African scientists and policy makers are meeting to better understand the constraints and demands from both the scientific and the policymaking perspective and to develop together new skills in using evidence to inform policy. This capacity buildingevidence and policy event focusing on water-energy-food security nexus is organised jointly by the EU and African Union (AU), together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)and takes place at the JRC site, in Ispra, Italy, on 31 August – 2 September.


Scoreboard depicts the state of play of raw materials in the EU

Diversification of supply, improving conditions for domestic production and circular use are key to ensuring the sustainable supply of raw materials in the EU. As millions of European jobs are affected by the market conditions and the availability of raw materials, the EU needs to address its future mining potential, the growing skills shortage and innovation needs and its current import-dependency.



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