This is the first book of peer-reviewed, edited papers that examines the minerals industry in relation to sustainable development. The book takes a proactive, positivist, and solution-oriented approach, while not shying away from the fundamental problems.
The Role of Mining in Developed and Developing Economies.- The Resource Curse: A Modern Myth?.- Extractive Economies, Growth, and the Poor.- The Challenge of Mineral Wealth: Using Resource Endowments to Foster Sustainable Development.- The Role of Mining in the Economies of Developing Countries: Time for a New Approach.- A Hierarchy of Natural Resources with Respect to Sustainable Development—A Basis for a Natural Resources Efficiency Indicator.- Mining and Sustainable Development.- Sustainable Energy and Mineral Resource Extraction and Consumption—Can a Viable Biosphere Be Preserved?.- Sustainable Development and Mining—An Exploratory Examination of the Roles of Government and Industry.- Natural Resource-Based Sustainable Development Using a Cluster Approach.- Mining and the Environment.- Improving Environmental Performance in the Minerals Supply Chain Using a Life-Cycle Approach: The Role of Fuel and Lubricant Suppliers in Enabling Sustainable Development.- Global Trends in Mine Reclamation and Closure Regulation.- Environmental Liability in the Mining Sector: Prospects for Sustainable Development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.- Mining and Societal Issues.- Applications of Stakeholder Engagement and Eco-Efficiency as Enablers of Corporate Responsibility in the Australian Mining and Minerals Processing Industry.- Socio-Economic Impacts of the Nanisivik and Polaris Mines, Nunavut, Canada.- Assessing the Socio-Economic Impacts of Mining: Case Study of the Landau Colliery, South Africa.- Public Policy Processes and Sustainability in the Minerals and Energy Industries.- The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: Panacea or White Elephant for Sub-Saharan Africa?.
This is the first book of peer-reviewed, edited papers that examines the broad subject of the minerals industry in relation to sustainable development. The book takes a proactive, positivist, and solution-oriented approach, while not shying away from identifying the real problems that mining raises in respect to social and economic development, environmental impact, and human development in general.
Presents the first comprehensive analysis of the problems and sustainable solutions of minerals exploitation
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