Towards a World Forum on Raw Materials (FORAM) is working on an EU-based platform of international experts and stakeholders which will advance the idea of a World Forum on Raw Materials (WFRM) and enhance international cooperation on raw-material policies and investments. Global use of mineral resources has increased and supply chains have become ever more complex. A number of global initiatives and organisations have been contributing to information transfer, including the EC, UNEP International Resource Panel, the World Resources Forum, the World Material Forum, the OECD, and others.
Our role in the project
LPRC is playing a key role in multiple deliverables in the six work packages of FORAM. In Work Package 1 – Inception and Baseline, we are identifying and prioritising raw materials initiatives, stakeholders, and data which will provide background information on existing initiatives related to the ‘World Forum on Raw Materials’ (WFRM) concept.
Our major contribution to the project is within Work Package 3 – Strategic Planning. In this work package we are planning a long-term vision for the WFRM by analysing existing barriers and opportunities for the concept, and creating a detailed plan for its future and position within the wider raw materials community. We are also a member of the Project Management team, and have a shared responsibility in management and reporting activities within the project, through which we are dealing closely with other project partners.