Governing Trade in Critical Raw Materials

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 12:00 - 13:30
Governing Trade in Critical Raw Materials

On Thursday, December 8, 2011 Transatlantic Academy Bosch Public Policy Fellow, Stormy Mildner, led a conference which examined how the United States and Europe can develop strategies to more effectively govern the international trade in critical raw materials. Transatlantic Academy Senior Fellows Raimund Bleischwitz and Stacy VanDeveer provided additional commentary.

A sustainable and secure international supply of critical raw materials such as rare earths, indium, cobalt, and lithium is of vital interest to both the European Union and the United States. Not only are these materials indispensible in the production of many high-tech IT and renewable energy products; competition for many of them is also intensifying. Prices for certain metals and minerals are on the rise and increasingly volatile, the geological distributions and production of many of them is highly uneven across the globe, strategic government interventions in the markets have become a widespread phenomenon, and the potential for conflict is increasing. In light of these challenges, this conference examined how the United States and Europe can develop strategies to more effectively govern the international trade in critical raw materials.

Speakers:
Stormy-Annika Mildner, Bosch Public Policy Fellow
Stacy VanDeveer, Transatlantic Academy Fellow
Raimund Bleischwitz, Transatlantic Academy Fellow
Moderator:
Stephen Szabo, Executive Director, Transatlantic Academy

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