Rare Earth Strategies of Japan and EU/Germany

  • Lutz MezEmail author
Part of the Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection book series (EPKS)


Today many high-tech technologies – including those in the automotive, renewables and defense sectors – depend on rare earths. The unique properties of rare earths increase efficiency and performance, they are key for a green energy future. Comparing the rare earth strategies of Japan and Germany/EU shows that leading industrialized countries have chosen different strategies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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