The Resources that Don’t Cost the Earth workshop was held at the British Embassy in Berlin, 1-2 December 2011. It was organised in partnership with the UK Science & Innovation Network and the Materials Security Special Interest Group. It brought together around one hundred leading academics, industrialists and policymakers from across Europe to discuss issues related to the supply of certain rare or critical elements, and to identify sustainable ways to address the security of supplies of materials.
This report is a summary, for participants, of the key issues discussed at the workshop. It also contains case studies that illustrate innovative and sustainable solutions to resource scarcity. The report is also likely to be of relevance more widely to people with interests in resource efficiency, materials security and sustainability.
[DATE: April 2009]