The second Resources Forum Switzerland “Science, Economy and Cities together for more resource efficiency” will take place on October, 25 at EMPA academy in Dübendorf. Where are the hot spots of resources use? Have cities and industry already found solutions? Experts from various fields will gather at the Resources Forum to make progress on this issue. You will soon find more information about the Resources Forum here.
« How methodology determines what is critical » – this is the title of the first Round Table on Criticality held at the international conference « Resources for Future Generations » in Vancouver, on June 19. The event is orgaized by IRTC. Click here to find out what else happens at the international conference. If you are interested in this event, you do not need to travel to Vancouver: it will be possible to attend the meeting online. How to attend online will be published in a few days. We are looking forward to your participation!
The World Resources Forum has published a report about its workshop on Waste Valorization and Critical Raw Materials, which was held at the Symposium on the Availability of Raw Materials from Secondary Sources last month. Over the course of the workshop, experts like WRF Managing Director Bas de Leeuw, Karen Hanghøj from EIT Raw Materials and Rodrigo Chanes from the European Commission stressed the need to take not only technological, but also social and environmental aspects of the extraction chain into account. Even though materials management is key for a sustainable economy, the current economic and legal famework is inadequate for the sustainable use of materials. To change this, the […]
A first draft programme for the Autumn School for Professionals is now online. It provides valuable information through a detailed time schedule and by presenting the modules of the School, separated into three tracks. We hope it will spark interest in the Autumn School in you and are looking forward to seeing you in Delft!
In a novel educational concept, the SusCritMat schools offer modules on complex and interdisciplinary topics related to critical raw materials, developed and taught by European experts in the field. The schools help participants understand the role of critical raw materials in the whole value chain across various academic fields by highlighting the bigger picture and the interconnected nature of global business and society, which is increasingly necessary for decision-making in industry. We gladly receive your submission here. More information will soon follow.