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Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development

Edited By: Linda Starke

480 pages, Photos, figs, tabs, maps


Paperback | Dec 2002 | #137850 | ISBN: 1853839078
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #137851 | ISBN: 1853839426
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Mining is fundamental to our lives - we wear, travel in, build, cook and communicate with its products daily - and it is also one of the most environmentally damaging industries. This study examines how such a large and multi-faceted industry can be made sustainable.

One for the bookshelf - if only as a safeguard.' Corporate Citizenship Briefing 'The first in-depth review of the mining and minerals sector from the perspectives of sustainable development, undertaken with the support and engagement of mining companies, mining communities, and a broad range of other stakeholders.' Cultural Survival Quarterly 'Sets out the challenges in this industry and highlights the need for a broad-based process of initiation in order to make the mining and minerals sector sustainable.' Industrial Environmental Management


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; a life-cycle 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 action.

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Edited by Linda Starke, who has edited numerous editions of the annual State of the World report from the Worldwatch Institute, and other reports. Published with the International Institute for Environment and Development and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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