ANALYSES, BACKGROUND, INTERVIEWS
Raw materials list 2023 published – China's market power on the rise.
On behalf of the German “Wissenschaftsplattform Klimaschutz” (Climate Protection Science Platform), the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) has investigated the risks posed to Germany on the path to climate neutrality by imports of critical raw material.
Studies show: There are enough critical minerals worldwide for the energy transition - but they must be made accessible and processed for industry. However, new mining projects take many years to implement and often fail due to resistance from the population because of environmental concerns.