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Natural Resources

Iceland is rich in natural resources, which provide to a significant extent the basis for the Icelandic society and economy. Knowledge of the nature and situation of resources at all times is of key importance for ensuring their sustainable utilization. To this end the government has enacted a variety of legislation which is intended to secure their sustainable utilization and operates institutions whose primary role is to gather data on and assess the current situation of the country's natural resources and advise the government on their development and exploitation.


Information on implementation and policies regarding specific resources can be found on the websites of the respective institutions.

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