The final conference of the SECURE project was held in Brussels on November 25th. Three partners of POLINARES participated: FEEM as Scientific Coordinator, Gulf Research Center Foundation and CNRS LEPII Grenoble.
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), the Australian Embassy in The Hague, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the support of TNO, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture, and Innovation and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment organized a high level conference Rare Earths, Europe and Australia: Trade, Security and Sustainability.
Luis Tercero (Fraunhofer ISI) was an invited speaker at the conference "Sicherheitspolitik im Zeichen zunehmender Rohstoffknappheit" (Security policy in light of increasing raw material scarcity) organised jointly by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Asko Europa-Stiftung.
The challenges presented by global competition for access to oil, gas and mineral resources are the subject of a European-wide study being led by the University of Dundee.
The aims of the project are to identify the main global challenges relating to competition for access to resources, and to propose new approaches to collaborative solutions.
International energy and resources policy, with a focus on China