Austrian Minerals Strategy
Ă–sterreichische Rohstoffstrategie
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Austria
Year: 
2015
Policy type: 
Mineral Policy

The Austrian minerals strategy is to be understood as the essential instrument to transpose the national minerals policy into reality successfully. It is the priority objective to ensure and to improve the supply of the Austrian economy with minerals and commodities. Similar to the Raw Materials Initiative of the European Commission the Austrian raw materials strategy is based on three pillars:
Pillar 1: Securing minerals supply from domestic resources (realisation of the Austrian Mineral Resources Plan)
Pillar 2: Securing minerals supply from NonEU countries (raw materials partnerships)
Pillar 3: Promoting resources efficiency (substitution, recycling, development of new methods with reduced minerals input)

Value chain relevance

  • EXPLORATION (incl. permitting)EXPLORATION (incl. permitting)
  • EXTRACTION (incl. Permitting)EXTRACTION (incl. Permitting)
  • mineral and metallurgical PROCESSING (incl. Permitting)mineral and metallurgical PROCESSING (incl. Permitting)
  • MINE CLOSURE / WASTE management (incl. Permitting)MINE CLOSURE / WASTE management (incl. Permitting)

Policy instrument type

Policy strategy

Design of policy

Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
Mineral Resources Plan, Raw Materials Initiative of European Commission, Resource Efficiency Action Plan (BMLFUW)

Implementation of the policy

Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

Overreaching policy

Mineral Resources Plan, Raw Materials Initiative of European Commission, Resource Efficiency Action Plan (BMLFUW)

Official document