The 2022 EU-Latin America Convention on Raw Materials– Hybrid, 3 & 4 November 2022, Santiago, Chile.
On 3rd and 4th November the 2022 EU-Latin America Convention on Raw Materials took place in Santiago, Chile. The Convention brought together the mineral raw materials value chain community, including policymakers, industry, private sector, academia and innovation actors, from the EU and Latin America, under the overarching theme: Mineral Raw Materials for the Clean Energy Transition.
Key statements from the Minister of Mining in Chile, Mrs Marcela Hernando Perez were made such as, “The global challenges that we are facing require a quick reaction from the governments in collaboration with the industry to work together for the urgency to strengthen the resilience and sustainability of raw materials supply”.
The Convention was organised as a hybrid event with more than 150 participants in person and a similar number of participants online. The two-day event started with a high-level political session with representatives from seven Latin American countries and the European Commission.
This session was followed by different panels addressing a variety of topics relevant for fostering collaboration along mineral supply chains between EU and Latin America.
The Convention was organised by the project EU-Latin America Partnership on Raw Materials, funded by the European Union (EU). The project started in 2018 with the objective to promote and intensify cooperation between the EU Member States and 7 Latin American partner countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) along the value chains of minerals-based industries. Based on complementarities, common objectives and shared values of the EU and Latin America, the Partnership aims at moving a step closer towards an integration of strategic industrial value chains for both regions, exploring new business models and adding value to society, while maintaining high environmental and social standards at the core of the Partnership.
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The recording of the Convention along with all panel presentations will be available soon via the online platform of the project https://www.mineralplatform.eu/participate/previous-events