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Responsible mine closures ensure a sustainable environment and economy

Over the next decade many mines across the globe face closure making it an increasing priority for the industry, writes ICMM's closure lead Dawn Brock.

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For miners and heavy industry, carbon pricing can help cut climate emissions faster

Tom Butler explains why carbon pricing schemes should be expanded - and fast.

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Putting respect for human rights at the heart of mining

To mark Human Rights Day, Nicky Black discusses why respect for human rights should be a baseline for all companies

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Protecting biodiversity is everybody's business - here is how we do it

To halt loss of biodiversity, extractive projects must be respectful of the habitats in which they are operating, writes ICMM's biodiversity lead, Hafren Williams.

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Sometimes the label of 'conflict minerals' simply shouldn't apply

ICMM's COO Aidan Davy explores the importance of language, especially when using terms such as 'conflict minerals'.

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Climate change - a burning platform?

Tom Butler, ICMM's Chief Executive, outlines why climate change is a burning issue

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The myth of mining's resource curse

The question of whether an abundance of mineral resources hinders countries' economic progress is complex, writes ICMM's COO Adian Davy in an article published by World Economic Forum.

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How to Ban Mining in World Heritage Sites

ICMM CEO Tom Butler's blog first appeared on the Global Mining Observer website on 25 May 2018

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Space for civil society is critical for business: Human Rights Defenders must be protected

Nicky Black, Director - Environmental Stewardship and Social Progress

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Do local grievance mechanisms work?

Roper Cleland, Manager - Environmental Stewardship and Social Progress

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Measuring progress, drop by drop

Water is consumed by everyone, but perhaps because it is so commonplace for most of us, it has historically been undervalued, writes ICMM's Nicky Black.

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Mining's contribution to poverty alleviation and infrastructure, through partnerships

Diane Tang-Lee, Senior Programme Officer

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Mining's social and economic contribution

Diane Tang-Lee, Senior Programme Officer

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The paradox of post-extractivism: the SDGs offer a better alternative

Aidan Davy, Chief Operating Officer

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New OECD guidance paves way for more robust environmental risk assessment for metals

Protecting people and the environment from the adverse effects of chemicals has long been seen as the responsibility of government.

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