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PRESS RELEASE | BRUSSELS | OCTOBER 2023 – The SUMEX Consortium is pleased to announce the successful completion of the project and provides high level recommendations to European extractive industry players for sustainable mining and quarrying in Europe.
Our online training course has been well-received, and we’re delighted to announce its continuation. Starting in early November, the course will be transferred to the EIT RawMaterials Academy, ensuring a seamless transition.
On 5 September 2023, SUMEX joined forces with two other EU-funded projects, CIRAN and Re-sourcing, to co-organise the high-level panel discussion “Balancing minerals extraction and nature protection: The implications of the EU Critical Raw Materials Act for Europe’s energy transition” during the World Resources Forum 2023 which garnered significant interest, with a participation of over 220 persons.
The EU-funded projects SUMEX, CIRAN and Re-sourcing invite you to join the high-level panel discussion “Balancing minerals extraction and nature protection: The implications of the EU Critical Raw Materials Act for Europe’s energy transition” at the upcoming World Resources Forum 2023 in Geneva.
SUMEX coordinator Michael Tost shares his thoughts on how project results can support a successful implementation of the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA).
Would you like to gain new insights into sustainable management in extractives and deepen your knowledge in this field? Join moderator Tony Hand in our podcast “Sustainable Management in the Extractive Sector: Navigating Challenges and Forging New Paths” to explore the main challenges faced by the extractive sector, including environmental impact, social responsibility, legal compliance, and stakeholder engagement.
The SUMEX Massive Open Online Course is addressing five key challenges that industry and policy face in this transition.
The results from the different SUMEX workshops overall confirmed the need to continue discussions between different stakeholders to support more sustainable management in the extractives industries.
The SUMEX project is continuously looking for new practices in the extractive sector that push the boundaries of what is possible on sustainable management.
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The SUMEX team is happy to announce that the presentations from the Brussels workshop “Making Sustainability Happen: European Extractive Industries in the Transition” are now available online.
Register for the SUMEX MOOC to explore the importance of sustainability in the extractive industry and discover solutions along 5 key action areas.
The SUMEX project team is happy to announce our “bringing it all together“ workshop, where we summarize the results of the SUMEX regional workshops on permitting, land use planning, health and safety, reporting and socio-economic and environmental impact assessments. This physical event will be held on 17 November 2022 from 9:30 to 12:30 CET in Brussels as part of the EU Raw Materials Week 2022.
EU project SUMEX launches digital Knowledge Repository to help transform extractive industries’ sustainability performance
PRESS RELEASE | BRUSSELS | SEPTEMBER 2022 – The SUMEX project is pleased to announce the release of a database that provides open access to good practise examples that could help transforming the extractive sector towards sustainability.
SUMEX Policy brief 2: Assessing practices and their relevance for a transition towards sustainability
SUMEX announces the release of the second edition of its yearly Policy brief. In this document, the project provides an overview of how it assesses practices and their relevance for a transition towards sustainability in the extractives sector.
On 31 May and 1 June 2022, the SUMEX project organised its regional workshop for the south region in Seville, Spain. The presentations are now available online.
On 22 and 23 June 2022, the SUMEX project organised its regional workshop for the south region in Seville, Spain. The presentations are now available online.
The SUMEX project invites you to participate as an expert in the Delphi Questionnaire Round 1. If you are an expert in Land Use Planning and/or...
On 20 April 2022, the SUMEX team held its second regional workshop. The peer-learning event was organised in a physical format in Helsinki. The...
In 2020, the SUMEX team developed a survey to identify where specific knowledge gaps exist in the field of sustainable extraction with a view to improving capacity-building in sustainable management for the extractive industries. W
The SUMEX project is pleased to present its first factsheet and introduce the SUMEX Sustainability Framework.
On 23 November 2021, the SUMEX team held its first regional workshop. The peer-learning event was organised in a digital format. The presentations given during the event are now available online.
The SUMEX project is pleased to announce the release of a report describing the sustainability aspects that should be considered for the European extractive industry in the fields of carbon neutrality and circular economy.
SUMEX workshop: How can sustainable mining in Europe be supported? Connect with other practitioners!
The SUMEX project team is happy to announce our first regional workshop. This peer-learning event will be held on 23 November 2021, 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-16:00 CET.
The second SUMEX Clustering Workshop with the theme Sustainability outside the box: lessons from natural resource projects, architecture and E-learning, took place online 29 September 2021 and sought to challenge the current thinking around sustainability of the extractives industry by looking at good practices through different non-extractive lenses. In addition, a graphical illustrator recorded the workshop.
The SUMEX project is inviting stakeholders involved in the extractives industry (policymakers, permitting authorities, NGOs, etc.) to understand where specific knowledge gaps exist in the field of sustainable extraction. The replies to this survey will allow the SUMEX team to begin to assess what kinds of capacity building – i.e. learning and exchange actions and materials – are needed to fill these gaps. SUMEX will collect these responses for discussion in workshops and to develop a toolkit. These results will be brought into the SUMEX recommendations for future work towards capacity building.
SUMEX is pleased to launch the first edition of its yearly Policy brief where we present a preliminary framework of priorities for sustainable development in relation to the extractive industry.
SUMEX clustering workshop: collecting best practice considerations from European and global partners
The SUMEX project organised its first clustering workshop on 15 and 16 June 2021, gathering representatives from several EU funded projects as well as partners from oversees.
One of SUMEX’s main outputs will be the digital toolkit for good practice learning. An online repository about EU extractive sector practices will contain information on industry and policy practice & training materials in the form of reports, videos and websites in a well-structured and user needs centred way.
We are pleased to launch today the SUMEX website!
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