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Title:

STRADE Draft concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socio-economic issues (Part I)

Abstract:

This paper, Part I of two sections, examines the necessity and feasibility of a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socio-economic issues. Chapter 2 here summarises drivers for raw-material-related data demand; chapters 3 and 4 present initiatives and data sources that already create and publish data and information relevant for raw-material-related policy- development. This analysis is completed in chapter 5, which summarises country-specific data that can be used to complete raw-material-related information on a country level. Based on this summary, chapter 6 provides general considerations for a data and knowledge platform on mineral mining and trade. The data is broadly structured into: - Part I – Raw-material-specific information - Part II – Country-specific information While users might typically start their analysis with raw-material-specific information, this data architecture allows coupling this information with mining-country-specific data and indices. One possible way of compiling the identified raw material information is presented in Annex I. A concrete example of compiling country-specific information can be found for Brazil in the supplementary document Draft concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socio-economic issues (Part II). This paper contributes towards the development of a holistic European raw material information system that combines mining and trade data with information on environmental and socio-economic aspects. Although the system primarily aims at supporting the EU’s raw material policy, it has a global scope reflecting Europe’s import dependency for many commodities.

Date:May 30th, 2017
File: STRADE_D4-4_DraftConce...wMatProfile_May2017.pdf (0.92 MB)
Type:Reports
Author/Authors:Schüler, Doris
Degreif, Stefanie
Dolega, Peter
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STRADE project (Horizon 2020 programme); Öko-Institut e.V.

Report Nummer:

Draft Concept Part I

Report Type:

Draft concept

Project Name:Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe (STRADE)
Topics:Mineral resources and metals Renewable raw materials Smart regulation of resources