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National/Regional guidance on incorporating the Mineral deposits of public importance concept and qualifying conditions

  • Health and safety
  • Land-use planning
  • Permitting processes / policy integration
  • Reporting official statistics
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments

Challenge the practice is addressing: The practice provides guidance on how to incorporate the concept of Mineral Deposits of Public Importance (MDoPI) into national/regional/EU minerals and land-use planning policy frameworks. The document analyses good practices in the field of minerals policy from different regions in Europe and provides recommendations for further improvement of those practices.

Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: The guidance suggests improvements to: 1) National mineral policies, 2) Mineral resource inventories, 3) Mineral potential assessment 4)Integration of mineral deposits/minerals policies into land-use planning policies, 5) Conflict management through stakeholder consultations and involvement of relevant organisations, 6) Mineral economics. In addition, additional recommendations such as more effective awareness raising and better consideration of wastes are presented.

Expected impact/goal of the practice: Incoporated MDoPi concept and an improved regulatory framework on regional, national and EU levels. The aim is to safeguard access and future use of MDoPIs.

Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? The practice is aimed at policy makers

"MINATURA DELIVERABLE D3.2 National/Regional Guidance on incorporating the MDoPI concept and qualifying conditions" (p. 1, 9, 65, 65, 66, 67, 68)
Data item type
Practice base
Practice type
Public policy
Report / document
Learning relevance
Guidelines / guidance document
Unspecified (universally applicable)
Extractive life-cycle
Pre-exploration (land-use planning)
Sustainability scope
Land-use and biodiversity
System change potential
Safeguarding as rules/institutions