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Jul 05

5th of July 2017

STRADE publishes draft concepts fora data and konwledge information system

Draft concepts for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socio-economic issues were published in two parts: Part I introduces the concept and presents the concept for raw materials profiles; Part II shares the concept for country-specific profiles.

May 17

17th of May 2017

ElmoReL Final Report published with LCA

The ElmoReL final project report, including a life cycle analysis, is now available in German.

Feb 28

28th of February 2017

ElmoReL Final Report published

The ElmoReL final project report is now available in German.

Jul 25

Oeko-Institut is launching a new project „Germany 2049 – On the path to sustainable raw materials management”

25th of July 2014 by Stefanie Degreif

Energy transition, rising consumption, new infrastructures: the demand for raw materials such as building and industrial materials as well as ore and metals is not only high in Germany, it is also increasing globally as a result of the growth of newly industrialised and developing countries. At the same time, the production of many raw materials often involves serious negative impacts, socially and environmentally, at home and – above all – abroad. Although the German government’s sustainability strategy foresees raw material productivity doubling by 2020, there are no long-term policy targets or specific measures for how these future challenges are to be met. Against this background, Oeko-Institut is launching a new project – “Germany 2049 – On the path to sustainable raw materials management” – which will develop a comprehensive strategy for sustainable raw materials management in the long term using the example of the industrial society of Germany.

More information can be found on the project website http://www.resourcefever.org/project/items/germany-2049-on-the-path-to-sustainable-raw-materials-management.html

Here the press release can be found in English (http://www.resourcefever.org/detail/items/press-release-germany-2049-in-english-language.html) and German (http://www.resourcefever.org/detail/items/press-release-germany-2049-in-german-language.html) language.

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