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General and International Mineral Policy : Focus Europe

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ISBN13: 9783211890042
Published: June 2011
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The demand for mineral resources (iron ore, cement, etc.) has increased substantially in recent years, a development which can be traced back to the economic growth of heavily populated newly industrializing countries. More than fifty percent of the total world population is now interested in the same resources. This change of structure has caused enormous price increases on international commodity markets. In Europe this process can also be noticed in shortages of some mineral resources. National mineral resources policies play a decisive role here, and developing special policies is vital to creating a mineral resources strategy and ensuring a competitive mining industry. This book discusses the mineral resources policies and strategies of important mineral resources importing and exporting countries, examines the status quo of European mineral resources policy and puts forward proposals for the implementation of such a policy for discussion.

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Chapter 1 Introduction.- 1.1 Raw materials.- 1.2 Minerals for economy.- 1.3 Importance of the extractive industry in the value chain.- 1.4 Characteristics of the extractive industry.- 1.5 Mineral markets.- 1.6 Sustainable Mineral Resource Management.- Chapter 2 Utilisation of Non-Energy Raw Materials.- 2.1 General facts.- 2.2 Metallic minerals.- 2.3 Industrial minerals.- 2.4 Construction minerals.- Chapter 3 Demand and Supply situation of non-energy raw materials.- in Europe.- 3.1 Historical development of minerals consumption.- 3.2 European Union -- Minerals consumption.- 3.3 Development of international mineral markets.- 3.4 Need of minerals for the future -- Scenarios.- 3.5 Questions of the Security of Supply in Europa.- Chapter 4 Concept of a Mineral Policy.- 4.1 Definition and terms.- 4.2 Necessity of a Minerals Policy.- 4.3 Objectives of a Mineral Policy.- 4.4 Approaches towards a Mineral Policy.- Chapter 5 View of the Mineral Policies in Selected States of Europe.- 5.1 General Facts.- 5.2 EU-States.- 5.3 Non-EU-States.- 5.4 Conclusion.- Chapter 6 EU-Mineral Policy Status Quo -- Critical Reflections.- 6.1 General.- 6.2 Public Raw Material Awareness.- 6.3 Knowledge basis of Raw Materials.- 6.4 Access to Minerals outside Europe.- 6.5 Access to Minerals inside Europe.- Chapter 7 Options of establishment of an European Mineral Policy.- 7.1 General View.- 7.2 Present developments at EU-Level.- Chapter 8 Conclusions.- Chapter 9 References.- Chapter 10 Appendix 1 -- International Mineral Policy Approaches.- 10.1 Alaska.- 10.2 Brazil.- 10.3 Canada.- 10.4 Chile.- 10.5 China.- 10.6 Guatemala.- 10.7 India.- 10.8 Jamaica.- 10.9 Japan.- 10.10 Liberia.- 10.11 Malaysia.- 10.12 Pakistan.- 10.13 Russian Federation.- 10.14 Sierra Leone.- 10.15 South Africa.- 10.16 Tanzania.- 10.17 USA.- .- Chapter 11 Appendix 2.- Chapter 12 Index.