Changing global rules? The impact of EU’s raw materials strategy

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Room 803
The European Union has released a number of directives and policy statements concerning the sustainable extraction and consumption of minerals that have implications for the global mining industry. This is particularly true for the materials required for a green transition. This session explores the implications for Canadian mining and exploration company operations in the EU as well as other jurisdictions.

This session will consider the EU Critical Raw Materials Act (announced Sept, 2022) that looks towards creating more resilient mineral supply chains, with less dependency on other countries and rationalizing and consolidating environmental and social performance certifications/schemes. This opens the opportunity for increased exploration and mining activity within Europe as well as standardized sustainability requirements for any minerals entering EU supply chains.

Given the cross-jurisdictional implications of such an EU policy, this session explores both the opportunities and challenges faced by mining companies operating everywhere.
Chair: Alexander Graf, RE-SOURCING project (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna, Austria With support from PDAC Sustainability Committee Member: Ian Thomson, Shinglespit Consultants Inc.
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

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