Critical Raw Materials: civil society calls for firm and fast action to secure supply and maintain a strong industrial base in the EU
The EESC and CCMI believe that the present/future of critical raw materials resilience is of essential concern to EU's organised civil society. For this reason, and because the CEAP represents a step forward with a clear roadmap for initiatives and actions, the EESC recommends that the Parliament and the Council support this approach.
The EESC position concerns 6 main objectives:
- Supporting sustainable primary sourcing in Europe
- Fostering secondary sourcing from waste and circular reuse
- Maintaining extractive and processing capacities in the EU
- Investing in activities that can foster substitution
- Diversifying trading partners and supporting developing countries
- A more frequent review of the critical raw materials list.