Our Senior Research Fellow, Kateřina Davidová and Research Associate, Jonathan Lyons, in partnership with the Global Policy Research Group, have collaborated on a study that examines the secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials (CRMs) that are key to green technologies. The study recommends a strategy for Sweden and the Czech Republic to ensure sustainable supply chains to help the transition to green technologies.
In the face of the climate crisis the green transition offers us a pathway to prevent and mitigate climate change induced consequences. Current solutions focusing on green technologies, hinge on the secure supply of Critical Raw Materials (CRM). For most European countries, the supply of CRM is neither secure nor sustainable, necessitating research on how to ensure the sustainability and security of the CRM supply. We must recognize that the environmental impacts of production and processing of CRM occurring outside of the EU does not absolve the nations as importers and end-consumers of responsibility for their consequences.
You can read the whole publication here.#CRM #GPRG
Expertise: EU climate and energy policy, environmental protection