Reform of Finland’s Minerals Strategy

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment started the process to prepare a new Minerals Strategy at the end of 2023, in accordance with the Programme of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo’s Government. The strategy is to be completed by the end of 2024. The aim is to create a common understanding of the situation of the Finnish mineral cluster and the related policy objectives and main priorities. The key target is to promote the growth of the Finnish mineral cluster in order to strengthen the clean transition and Europe’s strategic autonomy. Besides this, the strategy aims to increase the value added of raw materials from the mining industry.

The work on the Minerals Strategy explores the current situation and development opportunities of the Finnish mineral cluster and ways to secure the supply of raw materials for industry. In particular, the aim is to produce a common understanding of the state of play in the Finnish mineral cluster, policy objectives, main priorities and the measures that will be needed.

The global instability has revealed our economic and political dependence on raw materials. Access to critical raw materials is also a bottleneck in the transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy system. At the same time, it is also important to strengthen sustainability and a circular economy in the mining sector.

The preparation of the strategy is led by a steering group, supported by a secretariat. The steering group is chaired by Kimmo Tiilikainen, Director General of the Geological Survey of Finland. Finland’s previous Minerals Strategy was adopted in 2010.

Finland’s Minerals Strategy 2010 | Geological Survey of Finland

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