Fri, 2020-08-14 10:00

The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management launched

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The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management published by UNEP (UN Environment Programme), PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment), ICMM (International Council of Mining & Metals) at the beginning of August, establishes the first global standard on tailings management that can be applied to existing and future tailings facilities, wherever they are and whoever operates them.

Tue, 2020-06-30 23:19

Euromines is committed to substantially contribute to climate change adaptation

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As the recognized representative of the European mineral raw materials industry covering more than 42 different metals and minerals and employing 350.000 directly and about four times as many indirectly, Euromines welcomes a European Green Deal to put Europe on the right track to a sustainable future. We also believe that an updated Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change should focus both on prioritizing policy areas and actions where EU interventions can be most effective as well as on assessing how to increase ambitions in a manner that best contributes to sustainable growth and enhances economic competitiveness.

Fri, 2020-06-26 17:00

EU climate ambition for 2030 - The industry should maintain and even improve its competitiveness

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Euromines welcomes a European Green Deal to put Europe on the right track to a sustainable future and believes that the EU climate aspiration for 2030 should carefully assess how to increase the ambition in a manner that best contributes to sustainable and inclusive growth and enhances economic competitiveness through accelerating innovation and developing Europe’s industry. It is crucial that in the transition towards becoming climate neutral, the industry maintains and even improves its competitiveness. 

Thu, 2020-06-25 19:00

Progress on a new method for assessing resource use in LCA

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There is agreement in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) community that current resource assessment methodologies have limitations when it comes to informing materials selection. Currently, the European Union’s Product/Organisational Environmental Footprint method (PEF/OEF) contains an interim solution, while calling for further method development to provide a long-term solution. As a result, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has been working with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and other leading Life Cycle Impact Assessment experts to develop a new method for assessing resource use in LCA.

Tue, 2020-06-16 23:05

Engage from within - Mining can build its position as a fixture in a new future

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An article by Euromines President Mark Rachovides was recently featured in Mining Journal magazine. In the article, Mr Rachovides shared his expert insights about major shifts taking place within the mining world, especially as they pertain to ESG, and how we should respond to public opinion about mining’s place in Europe.

Thu, 2020-06-04 11:18

Euromines Position on the New Industrial Strategy for Europe

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Euromines is publishing its Position on the New Industrial Strategy for Europe. One key element of implementing Europe’s Green Deal successfully must be increasing the resilience of value chains and bringing back value chains to Europe.

Tue, 2020-05-26 21:25

Security of Supply: It starts with us!

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The Euromines Annual Report 2019 is now available! This year, we present what Euromines is doing to secure supply chains in a rapidly changing world. The European mineral raw materials sector supports a wide variety of industries through the supply of raw materials, and in this role as well as within the mining sector itself, we must prioritise both sustainable efforts and competitiveness.

Tue, 2020-05-19 10:25

Securing the Mineral Raw Materials for the Electronics Value Chain

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Our critical dependence on electronics means we are equally dependent on the mineral raw materials needed to make them. Technology requires a large variety of minerals and metals, many of which are rare or difficult to acquire. The essential nature of securing the mineral raw materials that support the electronics value chain combined with the challenges of sourcing some of these materials makes it critical that we make this value chain a priority moving forward. 

Sat, 2020-05-16 10:00

Euromines President Mark Rachovides Speaks at Responsible Raw Materials Conference 2020

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On Thursday 14 May 2020 Euromines President Mark Rachovides spoke at the Responsible Raw Materials Conference 2020 about how our industry should respond in a different way to the changed circumstances of today from the European perspective. The conference of course took place digitally, with participants joining to discuss responsible raw materials challenges and best practices.

Tue, 2020-05-12 01:00

New World Bank Report Predicts Soaring Mineral Production

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A new report from World Bank reveals significant predictions for the European mineral raw materials industry. The report projects considerable increases in the production of minerals needed for clean energy technologies. Projected increases for minerals such as graphite, lithium and cobalt are as high as 500% by 2050. It also explains the massive needs of a wide range of minerals and metals for implementing renewable energy strategies, including an explanation about why even dramatically increased recycling and reuse rates will not sufficiently meet demand.