Extracting natural resources

Winning raw materials
Utilizing raw materials
Using natural resources
Encouraging exploitation of natural resources
Facilitating extraction of natural resources
Exploiting available natural resources

With regard to subsoil resources, the world becomes ever more adept at discovering new reserves and exploiting old ones. Exploring for oil, for example, used to be a hit-or-miss proposition, resulting in a lot of dry holes. Today oil companies can use seismic waves to help them create precise computer images of the earth. New methods of extraction -- for example, using bacteria to leach metals from low-grade ores -- greatly increase resource recovery. Reserves of resources are actually functions of technology. The more advanced the technology, the more reserves become known and recoverable.

Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on Land