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COBALT - Contributing to building of awareness, learning and transfer of knowledge on sustainable use of raw materials
Discussing solutions for industry and civil society
COBALT is an EU-funded project that brings together industry, civil society, research bodies, and public authorities to stimulate a joint debate on sustainable raw material use.
Impacts and scarcity of raw materials
The project focuses particularly on identifying the best ways to put sustainable raw materials management into practice, help inform future innovation activities, and support the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials.
It will explore how the needs of EU industry and civil society can be simultaneously met through innovation along the value chain from extraction to final consumption.
The project will address the following issues:
- security of supply;
- how to grow in substitution and higher value markets;
- the use of raw materials with high environmental and social impacts, and
- skills shortages in raw materials management.