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From ambition to action: Investing into Europe’s raw materials resilience and sustainability- check speakers below

November 16, 2020

From ambition to action: Furthering Europe’s raw materials resilience – Monday 16 November, 10:00

From ambition to action: Investing into Europe’s raw materials resilience and sustainability

Monday 16 November, 10:00

What concrete actions are needed to accomplish Europe’s raw materials ambition, and to balance geopolitical, economic and sustainability challenges?


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Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou

Member of the European Parliament

Read: Call to Action for European Commission, here


Mikael Staffas

CEO Boliden

Eurometaux President


Julia Poliscanova

Senior Director, E-mobility

Transport & Environment


Dr. Thomas Gäckle

Deputy Director General Raw Materials,

Representative of German Council Presidency

Global responsibility: How should Europe guarantee ethical sourcing from third countries?

Tuesday 17 November, 13:00

How should Europe ensure that the technologies required for its green and digital transitions are supplied with ethically produced materials, to the benefit not detriment of developing countries?


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Iuliu Winkler,

Member of the European Parliament 


Philipp Dupuis 

Deputy Head of Unit, DG TRADE

European Commission


Michèle Brülhart

Executive Director

The Copper Mark


Daniele La Porta

Senior Mining Specialist

The World Bank


Selling sustainability: How should Europe start creating demand for low-carbon and sustainable products?

Wednesday 18 November, 13:00

How should Europe create early demand for low-carbon and sustainably produced metals in lead markets, while supporting its industry in advancing their production models?


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Peter Handley

Head of Unit, DG GROW

European Commission


Georgina Hallett

Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer

LME Group 


Bjørn Kjetil Mauritzen

Head of Sustainability

Norsk Hydro


Alasdair Graham

Head of Sector Decarbonisation

Energy Transitions Commission 


Circular visions: How should Europe advance its Circular Economy leadership for strategic raw materials by 2030?

Thursday 19 November, 13:00

How should Europe keep ahead in the global race to advance a circular economy for the metals and minerals required in green and digital technologies, and where should we aim for 2030?

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Miapetra Kumpula-Natri

Member of the European Parliament 


Martin Stuchtey

Managing Director



Bernd Schaefer

Managing Director

EIT Raw Materials


Mattia Pellegrini,

Head of Unit, DG Environment 

European Commission

A just transition: How should Europe’s raw materials agenda deliver new jobs in industrial regions?

Friday 20 November, 13:00

How can Europe’s raw materials agenda create new jobs in industrial regions, while supporting metals value chains in shifting to meet EU climate-neutrality and zero-pollution objectives?

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Maive Rute

Deputy Director General, DG GROW

European Commission 


Jude Kirton Darling

Deputy Director General


Radoslaw Zydok

Director of Regulatory and Strategic Analysis



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