La Palma Research Centre joined the INTRAW (International Raw Materials Observatory), of which LPRC is a member, to participate in a meeting in Brussels on the 23 and 24th March, organised by INTRAW themselves. The meeting was divided in two days: the first, where the members discussed the current relevance of the 2050 Raw Materials Scenarios and ways to improve and adapt the outcomes, and the second, where the INTRAW General Assembly was held and strategic decisions were made.
For the first day, the agenda of the INTRAW Scenarios Workshop started with an introduction, which covered the project and scenario technique and the scenarios created in 2016. Then, participants reviewed the scenario factors and conditions, checking for the relevance of the influence factors, updating them to take into account new trends, and defining new projections for the world of raw materials in 2050. For this exercise, participants were divided into groups covering topics related to Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental, Legal and Ethical conditions (PESTELE analysis), and as a whole, added new factors/trends to be considered. The next step, will see the scenarios being updated based on the conclusions of this workshop.
For the second day, INTRAW held its General Assembly. From LPRC, Adrienn Cseko, the Managing Director, was elected as an executive member of the INTRAW board. Congratulations!