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November 2023

DRAFT | What Makes Minerals and Metals ‘Critical’? A practical guide for governments on building resilient supply chains

This practical guide provides a series of questions that may guide governments when considering the design of strategic policies and roadmaps with respect to the minerals and metals they produce and/or need for resilient industrial supply chains.

The aim is to support governments in crafting their own definitions and lists of what should be considered as "strategic" or "critical," based on their mineral endowments, their national development objectives and priorities, their decarbonization and industrialization pathways, and their importance (and role) in global supply chains.

The consultation period for this draft publication has closed. All submissions will be considered as we finalize the report.