1stRegional Civil Society-Industry Dialogue on "Sustainable raw materials management and circular economy in the Iberian Peninsula: the role of industry and consumers in optimizing the raw materials value chain"
Madrid, 12 June 2014
The 1st Regional Dialogue of the COBALT project took place in Madrid on 12 June 2014. The aim of the Dialogue was to involve key regional civil society and industry stakeholders, together with policy-makers and researchers, in order to foster debate, networking and exchange on sustainable management of raw materials in the Iberian Peninsula. The meeting has focused at the different stages of the (particularly metallic and scarce) raw materials value chain (extraction, manufacture, use and end-of-life), and the role of different stakeholders in driving sustainability across this value chain. The event featured high-level keynotes and best practice case studies by different national representatives as well as stakeholder groups from Spain and Portugal.
1st Regional Dialogue summary (PDF, 248 kB)
COBALT 4th policy brief (PDF, 123 kB)
1st Regional Dialogue agenda (PDF, 142 kB)
List of participants (PDF, 126 kB)
Session 1: Framing the dialogue
- Circular economy and the policy
framework on recycling. Some challenges (Teresa Barrés, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Spain);
- Overview of the mineral resources
policy in Portugal (Licinia Gamito, Ministry of
Environment, Land Management and
- Somincor and the Neves‐Corvo mine:
Mining for a better future (Ricardo Veiga, Somincor, Portugal);
- The role of consumers (Belén Ramos, Users and Consumers Organisation, Spain);
- Intrastakeholder dialogue: roles, responsibilities and perspectives of different stakeholder
groups with regards to optimizing the raw materials value chain.
Session 2: Learning from practical experiences
- Practical experiences by various stakeholders:
Session 3: Pathways for collaboration
- Interstakeholder dialogue: pathways for multi‐stakeholder collaboration to drive a more sustainable management of raw materials in their value chain.