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"Sustainable raw materials management in Europe – Fostering stakeholder dialogue to deliver on the future"

Closing conference of the COBALT FP7 project

23 – 24 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Programme & documentation

PDFCobalt Closing Conference draft agenda (PDF, 608 kB)
PDFSpeaker's biographies (PDF, 773 kB)

PDFCOBALT 8th policy brief (PDF, 481 kB)
PDFD1.3: Closing conference report “Fostering stakeholder dialogue” (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Keynote presentations

COBALT project – stakeholder collaboration for sustainable raw materials management
PDFGerald Berger, WU Institute for Managing Sustainability

Future trends and challenges in the global supply of relevant raw material – the global resource nexus and economic implications
PDFProf. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz, UCL
PDFProf. Dr. Vala Ragnarsdóttir, University of Iceland

Future needs in Europe for a sustainable raw material supply: issues and challenges along the value chain

Primary raw material extraction - challenges and needs
PDFLluis Fontboté, University of Geneva

Urban mining and recycling on global markets
PDFBarbara Toorens, World Loop for WEEE collaboration
PDFChristian Hagelüken, Umicore

Product and eco-design
PDFUrsula Tischner, Econcept
PDFCarsten Wachholz, EEB (Report: Delivering Resource-Efficient Products – how Ecodesign can drive a circular economy in Europe)

A general perspective on co-management in sustainability
PDFAnnica Sandström, LTU

Best practice examples for stakeholder co-management
PDFSylvie Fraboulet-Jussila, SITRA
PDFJohanna Beate Wysluch, EITI Germany
PDFCésar Luaces Frades, ANEFA

Results from the COBALT project – Stakeholder dialogues  and experiences with stakeholder collaboration
PDFAndreas Endl, WU Institute for Managing Sustainability

COBALT Lessons Learnt
PDFManuela Gheoldus, BIO by deloitte and Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers, Ecologic Institute

Photo gallery



Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions concerning this conference:

Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers - Coordinator Resource Efficiency
Susanne Langsdorf – Researcher
Chiara Mazzetti – Senior Event Manager
Elena von Sperber – Event Manager
Karl Lehmann – Junior Event Manager
Ecologic Institute

Andreas Endl
Gerald Berger
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Managing Sustainability


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The COBALT project is co-funded by the
European Union's 7th Framework Programme
under Grant Agreement No. 603509.