Launch seminar participants:
- Sara Modig, State Secretary to the Swedish Minister for Energy, Business and Industry, Ebba Busch.
- Rod Eggert, Professor, Colorado School of Mines, and Deputy Director, Critical Materials Institute (CMI), summarised the conditions for the extraction of, and international trade in, metals and minerals from a global perspective.
- Peter Handley, Head of the Energy-Intensive Industries and Raw Materials Unit, European Commission, DG GROW, presented key elements of the Raw Materials Act, which is vital for Europe.
- Peter Buchholz, CEO, Deutsche Rohstoffagentur (DERA), discussed the challenges for the EU and Europe from a German perspective.
- Matti Hietanen, CEO, Finnish Mineral Group, gave an overview of how Finland works on issues related to metals and minerals and the green transition.
- The concluding debate focused on the challenges of managing conflicts of interest and geopolitics around expanded extraction and mining. Participants included Ibrahim Baylan, former Minister of Economic Affairs, Louise Karlberg, Head of Forestry and Agriculture, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, Anna Kumpula, Chair, Georange, and Maria Sunér, CEO, Svemin.
The project was presented by Steering Group Chair Elisabeth Nilsson, former County Governor and Chair of the KK Foundation, together with Chairs of the project's three expert groups: Extraction Kerstin Konradsson, Board Member, Sibelco, former President, Boliden Smelters; Circular Flows, Mikael Dahlgren, Head of Research, ABB; and Politics and Public Acceptance, Gert Nilsson, Technical Director, Jernkontoret. IVA's President Tuula Teeri opened the seminar.
Moderator: Erika Ingvald, Head of Unit, SGU.
The seminar was organised by the Roadmap for Metals and Minerals project. The project is funded by ABB, Epiroc AB, LKAB, Ragn-Sells, Sandvik AB and Zinkgruvan Mining with support from Mistra (Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research), the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and Swedish Mining Innovation, a joint initiative of Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency.