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Ensuring Reliable supplies of critical raw materials: Prospects and opportunities for the EU and Australia

Wednesday 18 November 2020. Time: 9.00-10.15 am (CET)

This expert webinar will explore Australia and the EU’s shared regulatory/market/financing and security challenges with regard to raw materials. It will highlight the key role played by critical minerals in the transition towards a low carbon economy in the EU and Australia. Furthermore, it will showcase how Australia has the potential to be a natural partner for European policy, standard setting and investment in raw materials value chains, due to its resource endowment and sustainability credentials.

75 minutes – including for Q&A

  • Short introduction by Australian Ambassador Justin Brown (2 minutes)
  • Four pre-selected questions asked by the moderator to four panellists (45 minutes)
  • Questions from the audience (monitored and selected by the Embassy staff 18 minutes)
  • Wrap up (5 minutes)

The webinar will feature four panellists:

Mr Gwenole Cozigou, Director, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission
Ms Jessica Robinson, General Manager, Australian Critical Minerals Facilitation Office

Mr Jacques Eksteen, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC)

Mr Bernd Schӓfer, Chief Executive Officer, European Institute of Innovation and Technology Raw Materials (EIT Raw Materials)

 *With an introduction by H.E. Justin Brown, Australian Ambassador to the EU.

The expert webinar will be moderated by Philippa Nuttall-Jones, Editor-in-chief, Energy Monitor.

Register here

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