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Clean Green Transition in the EU-Latin America Raw Materials Convention

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On 3 and 4 November, the EU-Latin America Raw Materials Convention 2022 was held in Santiago de Chile. The event took place in the framework of the EU-Latin America Partnership on Raw Materials project, in which Zabala Innovation participates as a partner in the design of the architecture of the platform and the updating of this through different functionalities. It is a platform that has more than 1000 members.

The event brought together the mineral feedstock value chain community, including policy makers, industry, private sector, academia and innovation actors from the EU and Latin America under the theme “Mineral feedstocks for the clean energy transition”.

The Convention was organised as a hybrid event with more than 150 in-person participants and a similar number of online participants. 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 various topics relevant to fostering collaboration along mineral supply chains between the EU and Latin America.

Chile’s Minister of Mining, Marcela Hernándo Pérez, made key statements such as: “The global challenges we face require a swift reaction from governments in collaboration with industry to work together on the urgency of strengthening the resilience and sustainability of raw material supply”.

More on EU-Latin America Partnership on Raw Materials

The Convention was organised by the EU-Latin America Partnership on Raw Materials project, funded by the European Union. The project started in 2018 with the objective to promote and intensify cooperation between EU Member States and 7 Latin American partner countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay) along the value chains of mineral-based industries.

Building on the complementarities, common objectives and shared values of the EU and Latin America, the project aims to take a step forward in the integration of strategic industrial value chains for both regions, explore new business models and add value to society, while maintaining the environmental and social standards that are at the core of this collaboration.

A recording of the Convention along with all the panel presentations can be viewed here.

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