The “European Union (EU) Critical Raw Materials Action Plan” aims to develop global strategic partnerships to diversify the supply of raw materials. Its aim in Latin America (LA) is to improve knowledge and strengthen the value chains of critical and strategic raw materials.
The legislative proposal on raw materials announced by “REPowerEU” and the Joint Communication on “The EU’s external energy commitment in a changing world” enhances the EU’s capacity to identify strategic and critical raw materials worldwide and monitor their supply and upgrade their storage if necessary.
The EU has held Diplomatic Dialogues on raw materials in Latin America since 2014 with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. These dialogues aim to promote the integration of the value chains of critical and strategic raw materials for both regions, identify new business models, and encourage the development of a responsible and sustainable mining sector committed to the highest social and environmental standards.
EU - Latin America and the Caribbean policy dialogue on the identification of strategic and critical Raw Material resources, 23rd May 2023, Buenos Aires, Argentina
EU-Latin America and the Caribbean policy dialogue on the identification of strategic and critical Raw Materials resources, 2nd November 2022, Santiago, Chile
The first "European Union (EU) - Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) policy dialogue on the identification of strategic and critical raw material resources" took place on the 2nd November 2022 in Santiago de Chile with the objective of analysing the strategic and critical raw materials needed for the transition to clean energy and the digital transition in LAC. During the meeting, the role of Geological Surveys in the value chain of raw materials and the relevance of geo-scientific information for raw material policies were highlighted. Click here to read the press release.
Find out how the EU - Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Policy Dialogue: Identification of strategic and critical raw material resources organised in Santiago de Chile in November 2022 contributes to the clean energy transition and the digital transition in LAC through the video summary.
Eduardo Zappettini, Vice President of ASGMI and President of the Argentine Geological Survey (SEGEMAR) interview here and Ralph Watzel, President of EGS (2020-2022) and currently member of the EGS Executive Committee interview here share their experience on the role of geological surveys in the supply value chain in this podcast.
Fredy Guzman, General Coordinator of ASGMI's Expert Group on Mining Environmental Liabilities (GEPAM), interview here, talks with Achim Constantin, Director of the MINSUS Project of the Federal Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resources of Germany (BGR), about Mining Environmental Liabilities in this podcast.
Martín Gozálvez, Coordinator of the ASGMI’s Metallogeny Group, interview here, talks with Daniel Oliveira, Chair of the EuroGeoSurveys Mineral Resources Expert Group (EGS MREG) , interview here, and Javier González, Head of “Marine Geology Resources and Extreme Environments” research group at the Geological Survey of Spain (IGME-CSIC) , interview here, about critical raw materials (onshore and offshore) in this podcast.
Jørgen Tulstrup, Coordinator of the EuroGeoSurveys' European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGS EGDI), interview here, talks with Román Hernández, Head of the Geological Information System Unit of the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME - CSIC) about data infrastructure in this podcast.
Check here the opinion of representatives of other national geological surveys from the LAC region about the Dialogues: