2022 Critical Minerals Strategy

Last updated: 4 November 2022

The Critical Minerals Strategy is a strategic plan designed to improve access to reliable, secure and resilient supplies of critical minerals. The 2022 strategy is an update to the 2019 strategy and accordingly includes an updated critical minerals list. The updated critical minerals includes two new minerals, high-purity alumina and silicon, designated critical because of their use in a variety of technologies including lithium-ion batteries and semiconductors. 
Objectives of the 2022 Critical Minerals Strategy include stable supply, sovereign capability and regional jobs and growth. The plan outlines actionable strategies for a variety of policies including for international partnerships, government investment initiatives, research and innovation, accelerator initiatives and environmental and social governance standards. 

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