The Bellona Foundation welcomes the call for evidence on the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) and the opportunity to provide information and recommendations on how to ensure the supply of critical raw materials (CRMs) while addressing the potential for adverse social and environmental impacts.
This response has three core messages, each elaborated below:
- Reduced demand and increased circularity should be the first priorities in covering the need for critical raw materials
- More sustainable mining practices in Europe are key to a more sustainable supply of critical raw materials
- All seabed mining activity should be avoided until the risks are fully understood
Find the full consultation response here:
Consultation response European Critical Raw Materials Act (pdf)