Representatives of the Geological Surveys of Europe, including the Geological Survey Ireland, gathered at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin for the 54th EuroGeoSurveys General Meeting from 22nd to 24th March, to discuss critical raw materials, the energy transition, and the digital transition. The three-day event culminated in the signing of the Dublin Declaration, a commitment to supporting the development of EU policy through participation in the Geological Service for Europe project.
The declaration recognizes the importance of efficient and sustainable management of earth resources to meet the growing demand for rare earth metals needed for green energy technologies and geothermal development. The Geological Surveys of Europe are providers of data and knowledge of the subsurface and provide advice for national and EU policy on the supply of critical minerals necessary for these technologies. The signatories pledged to work collaboratively to advance the mission and vision of the Geological Service for Europe.
To download the Dublin Declaration, click here.
For the Press Release of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications of Ireland, click here.
For the Press Release of the Geological Survey of Ireland, click here.