Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development

Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development

by Linda Starke
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853839078

ISBN-13: 9781853839078

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Mining is fundamental in our lives — we wear, travel in and build, cook and communicate with its products daily — and it is also one of the most environmentally damaging industries. This uniquely thorough and innovative study examines how such a huge and multi-faceted industry can be made sustainable, minimizing its harmful impacts and maximizing its social…  See more details below

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Mining is fundamental in our lives — we wear, travel in and build, cook and communicate with its products daily — and it is also one of the most environmentally damaging industries. This uniquely thorough and innovative study examines how such a huge and multi-faceted industry can be made sustainable, minimizing its harmful impacts and maximizing its social and economic contribution.Based on a fully independent study commissioned by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the IIED, and with extensive consultation with all the stakeholders — companies, governments, communities and NGOs — this book analyzes the different needs and risks of all those affected and the issues of supply and demand for minerals throughout the world. Included is a free CD-Rom with extensive background material. This is a must-read for all involved — the industry and its advisors, governments and regulators, civil society and communities — and offers a model that other industries can follow.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853839078
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nigel Cross and Bjorn Stigson
• Statement by the MMSD Assurance Group
• Statement by the MMSD Sponsors Group
• Executive Summary
• Introduction
• Part 1: A framework for change - The Minerals Sector and Sustainable Development. Part II: Current Trends and Actors - Producing and Selling Minerals
• a Profile of the Minerals Sector
• The Need for and Availability of Minerals
• Case Studies on Minerals. Part III: Challenges - Viability of the Minerals Industry
• The Control, Use and Management of Land
• Minerals and Economic Development
• Local Communities and Mines
• Mining, Minerals and the Environment
• An Integrated Approach to Using Minerals
• Access to Information
• Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
• Roles, Responsibilities and Instruments of Change. Part IV: Responses and Recommendations - Regional Perspectives
• Agenda for Change
• Appendices: Appendix.1. The MMSD Project
• Appendix 2. MMSD Consultation Activities
• Acronyms and Abbreviations Bibliography
• Index

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