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UNECE Forum on ‘Regional cooperation on enhancing sustainable management and financing for the critical raw materials (CRMs) required for low-carbon transitions’

20 September 2022 9:00 - 15:30

In the lead-up to COP27, and as part of a series of five regional forums, the incoming Egyptian Presidency of COP27, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the United Nations High-Level Climate Champions for COP26 and COP27 are organizing a ‘Towards COP27: UNECE Forum on Regional cooperation on enhancing sustainable management and financing for the critical raw materials (CRMs) required for low-carbon transitions’. The event will bring together high-level policy and decision-makers from the Ministries of Economy, Finance, Trade, Industry, Energy and Environment in the UNECE region. Mining and metals industry leaders, the financial sector, and civil society representatives will be invited to participate, along with key stakeholders in Sustainable Consumption and Production and Circular Economy.  This will build on the post-COP26 event that UNECE and the United Kingdom jointly convened on ‘Future-proofing supply of critical minerals for net-zero: Cross-sectoral perspectives’ in November 2021 that gathered over 300 experts.

The event will bring together high-level policy and decision-makers from the Ministries of Economy, Finance, Trade, Industry, Energy and Environment in the UNECE region. Mining and metals industry leaders, the financial sector, and civil society representatives will be invited to participate, along with key stakeholders in the area of Sustainable Consumption and Production and Circular Economy. 

The expected outcome of the event will be to create momentum and advance a set of partnerships that will help an agreement on enhanced regional collaboration develop a robust, sustainability-focused information framework, investment roadmap and business case for the assurance of CRMs, and will eventually help crowd in climate finance and other sources of finance to the field of sustainably managing CRMs. 

The event will take place in a hybrid format at the Palais des Nations and via Zoom on Tuesday 20 September 2022 from 9:00 to 15:30 hrs.

The detailed programme will be updated here in due course.