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Integration and linkage of Sweden's Minerals Strategy to other policy sectors

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

Challenge the practice is addressing: Particularly coordinating actions of the Minerals Strategy with other national policy strategies’ actions (e.g. new industrialisation strategy) is a prerequisite for streamlining and harmonising different policy sector’s efforts.

Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: Some supportive actions for a more integrated approach are: a) The inclusion of several ministries in the design stage of the strategy: Several government departments (across ministries) have been involved during the strategy design and, thus, are aware of the importance for minerals and the mining sector, and, in particular, the Strategy’s objectives and actions. b) Approval of all affected ministries: Before any decisions on national policy strategies (e.g. Minerals Strategy) can be made, all affected Ministries have to give their approval. c) For example, in order to facilitate actions in the “New industrialisation strategy – Smart Industry”, the National Minerals Strategy foresaw an action for mapping high-tech minerals and metals (secondary and primary resources).

Expected impact/goal of the practice: The overall objective of Sweden's Minerals Strategy is to increase the competitiveness of the mining and minerals industry.

Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? This practice is for policy makers

MIN-Guide - Minerals Policy Guidance for Europe / D 2.2 Minerals policy governance in Europe
Data item type
Practice base
Practice type
Public policy
Policy brief
Report / document
Learning relevance
Case study
Guidelines / guidance document
Unspecified (universally applicable)
Extractive life-cycle
Pre-exploration (land-use planning)
Pre-exploitation / development stage (e.g. feasibility study)
Exploitation phase
Post-exploitation phase (i.e. rehabilitation)
Sustainability scope
Holistic management and continuous learning
System change potential
coordinating actions of the Minerals Strategy with other national policy strategies’ actions