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Title: The revised german raw materials strategy in the light of global political and market developments
Author(s): Schmid, Marc
Issue Date: 2021
Type: Article
Language: English
Abstract: Raw material markets have proven to be challenging in recent years. The so-called critical raw materials (CRMs), which are required for green technology, have particularly high environmental and supply risks. The revised German raw materials strategy attempts to address challenges of production and supply of CRMs and other mineral-based raw materials. This contribution analyzes the motivation, measures, goals, and challenges of the German raw materials strategy in the light of global economic and political developments, applying the qualitative method GABEK®. Results show that the revised strategy is more ambitious and reaches farther than the initial strategy of 2010. Challenges that remain include the lack of willingness of the German industry to engage in mine production and the more pro-active political approaches demonstrated elsewhere. As all major economic powerhouses outside of Europe pursue a hands-on approach, it remains questionable if the revised German raw materials strategy will fundamentally be able to sustainably secure raw material supply for the German industry.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0(CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Sponsor/Funder: Publikationsfonds MLU
Journal Title: Review of policy research
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher Place: Oxford
Volume: 38
Issue: 1
Original Publication: 10.1111/ropr.12408
Page Start: 49
Page End: 75
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