The Finnish Network for Sustainable Mining has prepared a new standard for sustainable exploration. The standard is comprised of guiding principles and four protocols, which cover the entire lifecycle of exploration activities. The protocols include stakeholder involvement, biodiversity conservation, safety and health, and crisis management.
The Demand for Primary and Secondary Raw Materials in the Mineral and Building Materials Industry in Germany up to 2030
The German Building Materials Association (BBS) has published a study on the long-term demand for raw materials up to 2030. In the study the future demand for building materials and industrial minerals in Germany was estimated, based on two scenarios of the economic development in the downstream business sectors and taking the substitution potential through secondary raw materials into account. The political backgrounds for the quantitative analysis were the raw material strategies at European and national level, including the securing of the domestic raw materials supply and the debate on enhancing re-source efficiency. The study was commissioned by the German Institute for Economic Research (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, DIW) Berlin and the SST Ingenieurgesellschaft Aachen.