FORAM, a two-year project to advance the idea for a World Forum on Raw Materials, was launched at the end of November in Brussels during the first Raw Materials Week, organized by the European Commission. The meeting opened a discussion with a selected audience on the opportunities, needs and challenges in raw materials management at the global scale.
FORAM is the largest collaborative effort for raw materials strategy cooperation on a global level so far. Centered on an EU-based platform of international experts and stakeholders, it aims to enhance international cooperation on raw materials policies, making the complex maze of raw materials? related initiatives more effective.