May 6, 2021
Mining raw materials such as cobalt or lithium for information and communications technologies (ICT) or decarbonized mobility comes with a hefty environmental, social, and human rights price tag. With Europe’s green and digital transformation topping the Portuguese EU presidency, besides driving innovations in the transportation sector, clear policies and funds are needed to encourage reduced resource consumption while making supply chains of these minerals fair and sustainable.
May 11, 2020
Bulgaria’s National strategy for development of the mining industry was adopted in 2015 and identifies the country’s great potential to be a regional leader in the mining sector. However, before this can happen, the Strategy must be revised to take new sustainability standards, market factors, and environmental stressors into account.