Resources

Learn how ICMM is promoting leading environmental and social practices to encourage better industry performance.

Green Horizons: Safeguarding areas of outstanding natural beauty

The world is full of beautiful landscapes that are under threat – and once lost, they may be gone forever. ICMM members have committed to helping create a nature positive future, halting and revers...

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eDNA: The new science behind measuring biodiversity

Biodiversity is the living pulse of our planet, from the smallest microorganism to the giants of the African savannah. It underpins the delicate balance of countless ecosystems, which are vital for...

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Discover protected natural spaces around the world

Nature and the landscapes of our world are under threat. It is more important than ever to conserve and protect what is left, and to restore what has been damaged. The Global Biodiversity Framework...

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Discover a better future for nature on a journey though South America

South America is an exceptionally vibrant part of our world, blessed with rich biodiversity, complex ecosystems and awe-inspiring landscapes. ICMM members are committed to reverse the loss of natur...

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Championing conservation: How mining is shaping nature and development with communities

In their work to help create a nature positive future, ICMM members are partnering with governments and local communities to shape the impact of mining and metals operations on an area’s environmen...

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400 billion trees: Partnering to protect the world's largest rainforest

The fate of the Amazon rainforest remains pivotal in the struggle to reverse the decline of nature. Teeming with an astonishing array of flora and fauna, it serves as an immense reservoir of biodiv...

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Working with water to benefit nature, communities and business

Nature is formed of four realms, two of which relate to water: freshwater and oceans. Home to a wealth of biodiversity and vital planetary functions, water is essential to the health, wellbeing and... 

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Climate change impacts nature. Nature impacts climate change

Climate change is happening. The year 2023 has been confirmed as the hottest on record for global average temperatures. The impacts of this warming can be seen in more frequent and severe storms, f...

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Nature insights: How company disclosures can empower a nature positive future

ICMM members are committing to contribute to a nature positive future. For this work to be credible, it must be supported by robust reporting and disclosures. This means transparent communication o...

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Innovation for land restoration

Remediation and restoration work is a key part of every mining project. Innovative projects to work out better ways to restore landscapes are underway throughout the world, as ICMM members help to...

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How old mines became havens for nature

Minerals and metals are vital for the world’s economy and in underpinning the world’s transition to sustainable and clean energy provision. While disturbance to local areas is inevitable in any min...

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How biodiversity monitoring is proving to be critical to conserving species and managing ecosystems

Biodiversity and ecosystems are being lost at an alarming rate as climate change and other human-induced drivers take their toll on nature. ICMM members are committed to reversing this trend and co...

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Clean water and sanitation for all: How ICMM members are taking action on sustainable water use

Water is a precious resource. Mining operations require water, but operational needs must be balanced with the needs of local ecosystems and communities. It is critical that water is managed carefu...

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ICSV: A nature positive approach

Mining plays a crucial role in the global effort to reduce carbon emissions by supplying the minerals and metals necessary for renewable energy technologies, clean transportation, and sustainable i...

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What inspires you?

Mining companies understand that they have a responsibility to look after the land, freshwater, oceans and atmosphere where they operate. ICMM members are committed to responsible stewardship and a...

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