Webinar on Opportunities for EU-Japan Cooperation in the Circular Economy for Strategic Metals

Join us on 23 June at a webinar co-organised by the EU-Japan Centre and the Belgium-Japan Association on the circular economy of strategic metals used to decarbonise energy and mobility. This webinar aims to build a bridge between the EU and Japan in order to share initiatives and strategies on how to realise circular economies.

‘Circularity’ underpins the 2021 EU-Japan Green Alliance under which the EU and Japan agreed to deepen their ‘policy dialogue and cooperation on supply chain sustainability, circular economy and resource efficiency’, to collaborate in multilateral frameworks to seek ‘concrete action in support of a global just transition to a climate neutral, resource efficient and circular economy’, and to ‘cooperate to develop principles on circular economy and resource efficiency for stakeholders such as businesses and investors’.
As the roll-out of clean energy and mobility technologies to decarbonise society and achieve climate neutrality by 2050 accelerates, pressure on the ‘strategic metals’ used in cleantech is increasing. Moreover, many countries see securing the availability of these critical raw materials as key to ensuring their strategic autonomy and the resilience of their post-covid industrial strategies.
This English-language webinar is aimed at policymakers, researchers and industry figures interested in learning about the latest EU and Japanese policy instruments and industrial innovation methods to nurture their circular economies for strategic metals and help the EU and Japan achieve the green transition.

Webinar: Opportunities for EU & Japan Industrial and Innovation Cooperation in the Circular Economy for Strategic Metals
Date & time: Thursday, 23 June, 09:30-11:30 CEST / 16:30-18:30 JST

Circular economy

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Published: June 2022