|Jacques Delors Institute [Notre Europe]
|Notre Europe Blog
|Blog & Commentary
The accelerating pace of decarbonisation around the world is fuelling a heated race for critical minerals. Countries are looking to ensure access to specific components needed to produce green technologies, as the reserves and refining capacity for these components are concentrated in just a few countries. But the risk of an escalation in export restrictions is already giving cause for concern that a conflict could erupt among countries competing for access to minerals. The author argues that this will be a crucial issue in the economic security strategy being developed by the European Commission.
|Business and Industry, Internal Markets
|Industrial Policy, Natural Resources
|European Union [EU]