Briefs present selected results in a concise way, targeting a broader audience, including civil society, business and policy.
Stephan Lutter & Stefan Giljum
Metal mining has an important impact on the local water availability and scarcity. In this Brief, we analyse the water use by the Chilean copper industry in 2018.
Nikolas Kuschnig & Stefan Giljum
This Brief analyses the drivers of deforestation in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. We find significant spatial dependence in deforestation processes and identify croplands, cattle density and dry climate as the most important drivers.
Hanspeter Wieland & Stefan Giljum
This Brief presents the FINEPRINT approach to model the highly globalised and constantly expanding global iron and steel flows based on trade-linked physical input-output tables.
Sebastian Luckeneder, Stefan Giljum & Tamas Krisztin
Evidence from 72 regions in Mexico, Peru and Chile over the period of 2008-2015 indicates no general positive stimulus of mining activities on regional economic growth.
Martin Bruckner, Tiina Häyhä, Stefan Giljum, Victor Maus, Günther Fischer, Sylvia Tramberend & Jan Börner
A rapidly growing share of global agricultural areas is devoted to the production of biomass for non-food purposes. The EU plays a major role as a processing and consuming region of cropland-based non-food products while at the same time relying heavily on imports.
Sebastian Luckeneder, Mirko Lieber & Stefan Giljum
Sub-national mining data from different sources is not fully consistent. In this Brief, we analyse these inconsistencies using example data sets for the case of Peru and introduce measures how to overcome them.