Resource Use in Austria 2020 - Long version - English
In order to be able to guarantee the security of our livelihoods, we need sustainable and efficient resource management. A key factor in increasing resource efficiency lies in considering the entire life cycle of a raw material – from extraction to use and recycling. A modern, decarbonised, environmentally and climate-friendly energy supply requires the use of mineral raw materials as an integral part of climate-neutral solutions. The consumption of many of these necessary high-tech raw materials is increasing. Due to their high supply risk, 27 raw materials are currently classified as critical by the European Commission. The supply of mineral raw materials must therefore be guaranteed! Innovations in the raw materials sector are one of the essential success factors for ensuring Austria‘s long-term competitiveness.
In order to meet the central challenges of our society with sustainable and future-oriented measures, a comprehensive data situation and analysis work is required. This report, the third in the series Resource Use in Austria, focuses on the synergies between resource efficiency and climate protection, recycling management and raw materials for high-tech applications.
- Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism; Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)
- Department IV/5 - Mineral Resources Policy