Civil society concerns on EU critical raw materials plan

28 September 2020

234 civil society organisations and academics from across Europe and the world are expressing deep concerns with the direction being taken by the European Commission in its new communications on Critical Raw Materials, in this open letter. Reacting to the Commission's plans published on Friday 4th September, the signatories urge the Commission to realign strategies on raw materials with the interests of the planet and communities. This includes ensuring real action is taken to reduce absolute EU resource consumption, that communities’ right to say no to mining projects is respected, and that exploitation of third countries is ended.