Social Aspects of Mine Closure

The global mining industry has significant potential to contribute to sustainable development through the conversion of the earth’s natural resources into other forms of human and social capital. These opportunities are most pronounced during the production phase of operating mines. How mining companies approach mine closure, especially the social aspects of closure, is equally important for sustainable development. The Social Aspects of Mine Closure Consortium is a multi-party, industry-university research collaboration. The Consortium was established in 2019 to conduct research that challenges accepted industry norms and practices, and demands new approaches that place people at the centre of mine closure.


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