Introducing the Critical Minerals Policy Tracker

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This report is part of Critical Minerals

About this report

As the world transitions towards net zero emissions, the rapid scale-up of clean energy technologies is expected to boost demand for many minerals and metals, including lithium, nickel, cobalt, graphite, copper, aluminium and rare earth elements. To ensure that supplies are secure, reliable, sustainable and responsible enough to support clean energy transitions, governments will need to implement effective policies and regulations to create incentives for companies along the clean energy supply chain. This Critical Minerals Policy Tracker is intended as a tool to help governments explore new critical mineral policies in the three key policy areas of:

  • Ensuring supply reliability and resiliency.
  • Promoting exploration, production and innovation.
  • Encouraging sustainable and responsible practices.

Critical Minerals Policy Tracker

Since its launch in November 2022 covering 25 countries and 200 policies, the Tracker has expanded to include over 35 countries and 450 polices, with the expansion focusing on the third policy area on reducing environmental, social and governance impacts. Though not exhaustive, it aims to offer a valuable overview of evolving mineral supply chain governance. Updated yearly.