A government research report produced by Finland warns that the increasingly unsustainable economics of the oil industry could derail the global financial system within the next few years.
The new report is published by the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), which operates under the government's Ministry of Economic Affairs. GTK is currently the European Commission's lead coordinator of the EU's ProMine project, its flagship mineral resources database and modeling system.
The report was produced as an internal research exercise for the Finnish government, which until 2019 held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Signed off by GTK's director of scientific research Dr Saku Vuori, the report is written by GTK senior scientist Dr Simon Michaux of the Ore Geology and Mineral Economics Unit.