Driving sustainable investment in African Mining


Stand: T38
  • Government

BRGM, the French geological survey, is France’s leading public institution for Earth Science applications for the management of surface and sub-surface resources with a view to sustainable development: Geological Mapping, Groundwater Management and Exploration, Natural Hazards and Risks, Mineral Resources, Potential for the Energy Transition, Digital Data Services and Infrastructure… Under partnerships with numerous public and private stakeholders, it focuses on scientific research, providing scientifically validated information to support public policy development and international cooperation.
It is also providing provision of services to the private sector.

Confronted with increasing pressures on mineral resources, especially Critical Raw Minerals, for the proper functioning of the French and European economy, BRGM is working for a responsible procurement and for a more circular economy.

BRGM observes the life cycle and value chains of mineral resources and studies the geological, economic, geopolitical, environmental and social factors that govern them. It also studies the formation of deposits and develops predictive approaches to facilitate their detection and exploration. BRGM’s scientific approach covers various stages, from the study of raw materials in a responsible extraction framework to mineral recycling technologies.