The OECD has since 2019 conducted a case study on the regions of Norrbotten and Västerbotten within the international project “OECD Mining Regions and Cities. The study will be officially launched on the 27th of January with a webinar free of charge.
The OECD will present the report and its main findings together with actors from Västerbotten and Norrbotten and EU representatives. The study aims to promote the development of Västerbotten and Norrbotten as world-leading sustainable mining regions.
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Background to the study
The case study of Västerbotten and Norrbotten is the second report to be launched within the international project “OECD Mining Regions and Cities”. Upper-Norrland (Västerbotten and Norrbotten) is one of Europe’s most important mining region and produces 90 % of the iron ore used in the EU. A substantial part of Europe’s assets for critical minerals and metals needed for the green transition can be found in Upper-Norrland, and the region has great potential to become a global leading region for sustainable mining.