Addressing Critical Mineral Supply Chain Vulnerability: A Transatlantic Conversation

The crisis in Ukraine underscores the inextricable link between national security, economic
security, and energy security. Today, Russia is flexing its energy dominance over a
dependent Europe. But tomorrow, the danger may come from other countries with control
over the raw materials that are key to a clean energy future.

As two of the largest purchasing regions for EVs and renewable energy, the United States
and EU are each examining how to secure ethical, responsible, and reliable supplies of
critical mineral materials necessary to power their nascent EV industries and other
renewable energy technologies without sacrificing their long-term energy security.

This briefing examined the steps the United States and EU have taken to strengthen their
own supply chains and ways they could work better together to create pathways for like-minded nations to ensure the electric future is sourced using high environmental, social,
and governance standards and moves the supply chain towards recognizable global

Watch the discussion below.

Hosted By:

The Center for Critical Minerals Strategy, The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and The International Raw Materials Observatory (Intraw).


  • Admiral Dennis Blair, Former US Director of National Intelligence, and Former
    Commander in Chief, US Pacific Command
  • Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Committee
    on International Trade
  • Congressman Eric Swalwell, D-CA-15, Co-Chair of the House Critical Materials
  • Alex Jacquez, Senior Policy Advisor, National Economic Council
  • Julijus Grubliauskas, Staff Officer, Climate and Energy Security Division, Emerging
    Security Challenges Division, NATO HQ
  • Murray Hitzman, Director, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre in
    Applied Geoscience (iCRAG)
  • Luis Tercero Espinoza, Head of Business Unit Raw Materials, Competence Center
    Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and
    Innovation Research ISI