Highlights: Closing the raw materials loop

On 18 October we debated how to align Europe's low-carbon and circular economy policy agendas. 

We were joined by 160 stakeholders to discuss the Circular Economy's potential to supply strategic raw materials for the low-carbon transition and to lower industrial emissions. 

Check out the highlights of the event below:


Our resident cartoonist Floris gave his creative take on some key concepts. We've prepared a selection of his cartoons below:

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Event photos

And we have also compiled the best photos from the day: 


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Introductory remarks, Rønnaug Sægrov Mysterud, Norsk Hydro

Panel 1, Supplying raw materials for battery value chains: How to establish EU industry leadership?

Panel 2, What meaningful actions are needed to break Europe’s circular economy and low-carbon policy silos?

Closing keynote, Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of UNEP International Resource Panel

We hope you enjoyed the debate and thank you all for your participation!