Problem

Lead ore and concentrates shortage

Nature:
Lead has a base-life-index of between 30-60 years at current rate of extraction.
Incidence:
If the consumption level of developing countries were to grow to that of rich industrial countries, then lead reserves would only last 3.4 more years (1994 estimate).
Values:
Shortage
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Date of last update
08.12.1999 – 00:00 CET