On 23 February 2022, President Ursula von der Leyen and Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister
of Norway announced the intention to develop an EU-Norway Green Alliance with several
building blocks, including sustainable raw material and battery value chains.
In line with that declaration, and building on the joint statement of Maroš Šefčovič,
Commission Vice-President, and Jan Christian Vestre, Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry
of 27 June 2022, the EU and Norway wish to expand their cooperation, and to launch a
strategic Partnership in the field of critical raw materials and batteries.
The Partnership is shaped around 5 main areas of cooperation:
– Closer economic and industrial integration of Norway-EU in the strategic value chains of
raw materials, both primary and secondary, and batteries, in particular through mapping
resources, identifying projects throughout the respective value chains, facilitating
business opportunities and attracting private investment.
– Closer bilateral cooperation on research and innovation.
– Alignment on high environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards throughout the
raw material and value chains.
– Identification and deployment of financial and investment de-risking instruments.
– Development of the necessary skills for high-quality jobs in these clean technology
On 7th of November a stakeholders’ consultation meeting was held online. The event brougt together relevant stakeholders from the EU and Norway, with the aim of together identifying cooperation opportunities in the raw materials and batteries sectors. Participants were invited
to share their views on the proposal and encouraged to give feedback on additional
activities that could be included and taken further on governmental and business level.
Feedback on the Roadmap can be submitted to the following addresses:
GROW-RMSG@ec.europa.eu and firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 9th of December 2022.