Rohstoffkonflikte nachhaltig vermeiden: Rohstoffe zwischen Angebot und Nachfrage – Studie im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamtes. Teilbericht Nr. 2

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Supersberger, Nikolaus; Michael Ritthoff und Raimund Bleischwitz 2011: Rohstoffkonflikte nachhaltig vermeiden: Rohstoffe zwischen Angebot und Nachfrage. Studie im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamtes. Teilbericht Nr. 2. Berlin: adelphi.

In recent decades, demand for both energy-producing and non-energy-producing raw materials has continually increased. In just the last few years, a discussion has arisen as to whether structural supply or availability bottlenecks could occur within a foreseeable time frame.  These discussions have led to controversies, especially in regards to crude oil, where positions differ substantially. In this interim report, the supply situation as regards crude oil, natural gas, coal, iron, steel, chrome, nickel, cobalt, aluminium, magnesium, copper, platinum/platinum metal, industrial minerals, boric salt, phosphate and zirconium/zirconium oxide are examined in substantial detail. Of great importance here is the discussion of regional availability patters, as this can in regional terms help to limit possible supply risks and the associated raw materials conflicts, subsequently assisting in attempts to estimate the resulting potential for conflict.