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gold mining and sustainability a critical reflection

gold mining and sustainability a critical reflection. This paper compiles and presents data on critical aspects of global gold mining possibly for the first time A number of significant issues emerge from this with respect to its policy implications for the environmental and resource sustainability of the sector Gold mining production

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Gold mining and sustainability: A critical reflection

Gold mining and sustainability: A critical reflection - The Encyclopedia of Earth. Saved by Sharer UsSharing. Gold Price Western Australia The Expanse Sustainability Reflection

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Sustainability and gold mining in the developing world ...

2006-01-01  For example, according to the multinational gold mining company Placer Dome, “sustainability means the design, construction, operation and closure of mines in a manner that respects and responds to the social, environmental and economic needs of the present generations and anticipates those of future generations in the communities and countries

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Sustainability Reporting in the Gold Mining Industry: The ...

Keywords: Gold mining, sustainability reporting, greenhouse emissions, eco-efficiency. ABSTRACT Gold mining in Australia and globally has a long and variable history. In recent years, due to ongoing public concern over long-term environmental impacts, the mining industry globally has been moving towards a more sustainable framework, presented as the ‘Mining, Minerals and Sustainable ...

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Respect and Sustainability HighGold Mining Inc.

Sustainability – Our goal is to be an ethical source of critical minerals ... The nearby city of Timmins (40,000 pop.) and the surrounding communities have a long and well-established history of gold mining that dates back more than 100 years. The Timmins area is host to several gold mines currently in operation. Environmental Governance. HighGold prioritizes environment,

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Can Modern Gold Mining Be Sustainable? – National ...

2012-12-06  That idea is one of the chief arguments used by advocates of a national gold standard: The slow-moving cost of mining for new gold can ensure the broader economy stays in relative balance. It’s a strong argument for pseudo-sustainability. Though we depend on energy commodities such as coal or natural gas, we have no national dependence on gold.

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gold mining and sustainability a critical reflection

gold mining and sustainability a critical reflection - gold mining and sustainability a critical reflection BSR Adapting to Climate Change A Guide for the Mining Industry 2 vulnerabilities and increases direct competition between the company andBling Bling Gold and Globalization Globalization101Hence, with gold mining, the total supply of gold is always increasing.

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Sustainable development in Ghana's gold mines: Clarifying ...

2019-05-01  Gold mining has been critical to the socio-economic development of many developing countries, particularly those in Africa and South America. Between 1493 and 1600, Ghana was the world leading producer of gold, contributing about 36% of the global output (see Bebbington, Abdulai, Bebbington, Hinfelaar, Sanborn, 2018; Tuokuu, Gruber, Idemudia, Kayira, 2018). For many researchers, the gold ...

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Sustainability - OceanaGold

We continue to enhance our performance against sustainability and operational targets as we work toward our vision of being the gold mining company of choice. This means continuing our focus on the health and safety of our people and the wellbeing of our local communities, and our ongoing commitment to uphold the highest standards in environmental and sustainability

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Alamos Gold - Sustainability

As a member of the World Gold Council, Alamos is a proud supporter of the Responsible Gold Mining Principles. The ten Principles provide a framework that sets clear expectations for consumers, investors, and the downstream gold supply chain as to what constitutes responsible gold mining, addressing key environmental, social and governance issues for the gold mining

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Responsible gold mining World Gold Council

Responsible gold mining. Responsibly undertaken, gold mining and its associated activities can have a transformative effect on socio-economic development in countries where gold is found. When produced in conformance to high social, environmental and safety standards, gold provides employment opportunities, improved infrastructure and tax revenues.

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Gold mining and sustainability: A critical reflection ...

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Sustainable, Profitable Mineral Development for Todayand ...

2021-01-28  These new critical minerals supply chains are a very good opportunity in that, in many cases, it doesn't require the huge amounts of capital that are typically associated with a large base metal or gold mining operation. Often the environmental footprint can be quite a bit smaller. So being able to start development, through their own Indigenous businesses, is very

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How can mining become more sustainable? World Economic

2014-02-20  In a recent Scoping paper, entitled Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World, the World Economic Forum highlighted the key drivers and trends affecting the transition to a sustainable world. Critically, the paper explored several key actions that metals and mining companies need to keep in mind as they move forward. There are a number of items to

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OceanaGold marks three decades of gold standard mining ...

OceanaGold is a resilient and dynamic gold miner with a strong and sustainable future. Our organic growth pipeline is one of the best in the industry, representing decades of opportunity for our company, and my team and I look forward to delivering that value," Michael said. "We're mining gold for a better future. While this year has had its challenges, we look forward to

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Sustainability Reporting in the Mining Sector

• The management of environmental and social aspects, and sustainability reporting of mining companies is currently not meeting the expectations of interested stakeholders, notably communities affected by mining operations and investors. • In general, governments have not specifically targeted sustainability reporting of mining sector

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A Reflection on the Mining Paradox – Can it be Good for ...

A Reflection on the Mining Paradox – Can it be Good for the Environment? Contents 1. The Status Quo 1 2. The Adversary to Biodiversity 2 3. Sustainable Development – A Narrow Interpretation 4 4. Mining Metamorphosis 6 5. Reflections 8 6. Appendix 1 10 7. Appendix 2 11 8. References 13. Page 1 1. The Status Quo The mining industry is faced with a worldwide view

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Sustainable development in Ghana's gold mines: Clarifying ...

2019-05-01  Gold mining has been critical to the socio-economic development of many developing countries, particularly those in Africa and South America. Between 1493 and 1600, Ghana was the world leading producer of gold, contributing about 36% of the global output (see Bebbington, Abdulai, Bebbington, Hinfelaar, Sanborn, 2018; Tuokuu, Gruber, Idemudia, Kayira, 2018). For many researchers, the gold ...

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Gold Matters: Sustainability Transformations in Gold Mining

Gold Matters: Sustainability Transformations in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining . The project explores whether a transformative approach towards sustainability can arise in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM). An estimated 16 million people in low and lower-middle income countries are dependent on ASGM as a livelihood. Despite its economic significance, however, ASGM is ...

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How can mining become more sustainable? World Economic

2014-02-20  In a recent Scoping paper, entitled Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World, the World Economic Forum highlighted the key drivers and trends affecting the transition to a sustainable world. Critically, the paper explored several key actions that metals and mining companies need to keep in mind as they move forward. There are a number of items to consider, but two principles stand out:

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Sustainability Reporting in the Mining Sector

• The management of environmental and social aspects, and sustainability reporting of mining companies is currently not meeting the expectations of interested stakeholders, notably communities affected by mining operations and investors. • In general, governments have not specifically targeted sustainability reporting of mining sector

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OceanaGold marks three decades of gold standard mining ...

OceanaGold is a resilient and dynamic gold miner with a strong and sustainable future. Our organic growth pipeline is one of the best in the industry, representing decades of opportunity for our ...

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OceanaGold marks three decades of gold standard mining ...

OceanaGold is a resilient and dynamic gold miner with a strong and sustainable future. Our organic growth pipeline is one of the best in the industry, representing decades of opportunity for our company, and my team and I look forward to delivering that value," Michael said. "We're mining gold for a better future. While this year has had its challenges, we look forward to delivering enduring ...

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A Reflection on the Mining Paradox – Can it be Good for ...

A Reflection on the Mining Paradox – Can it be Good for the Environment? Contents 1. The Status Quo 1 2. The Adversary to Biodiversity 2 3. Sustainable Development – A Narrow Interpretation 4 4. Mining Metamorphosis 6 5. Reflections 8 6. Appendix 1 10 7. Appendix 2 11 8. References 13. Page 1 1. The Status Quo The mining industry is faced with a worldwide view of low credibility with ...

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Global Mining Sustainability - Collaboration

A circular economy strategy is critical for the mining sector to baseline sustainability performance and to measure ESG impact. The mining industry has a critical role to play in society’s awareness and management of industrial impact as mineral extraction is the genesis of metals manufacturing.

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Sustainable, Profitable Mineral Development for Todayand ...

2021-01-28  These new critical minerals supply chains are a very good opportunity in that, in many cases, it doesn't require the huge amounts of capital that are typically associated with a large base metal or gold mining operation. Often the environmental footprint can be quite a bit smaller. So being able to start development, through their own Indigenous businesses, is very feasible now. We hope to be ...

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Agnico Eagle Mines Limited - Sustainability - Our Approach ...

We regularly review our Sustainable Development Policy and in 2019, we updated it to reflect our commitments to the new Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) water management protocol and the World Council’s Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMP). Our Sustainable Development Policy is communicated to all employees during their orientation and is available on our Intranet and website,

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Gold Matters: Sustainability Transformations in Gold Mining

Gold Matters: Sustainability Transformations in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining . The project explores whether a transformative approach towards sustainability can arise in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM). An estimated 16 million

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Commentary: A Higher Purpose – Mining's crucial ...

2020-10-01  September also saw the publication of two impactful reports on mining and SDGs: firstly, Mining and the SDGs: a 2020 Status Update by the Responsible Mining Foundation and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment; and secondly, Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals by the World Gold Council. (The latter report also formed the basis of a keynote

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The Environmental sustainability of mining in Australia ...

2010-06-01  At first ‘sustainable mining’ could be perceived as a paradox—minerals are widely held to be finite resources with rising consumption causing pressure on known resources. The true sustainability of mineral resources, however, is a much more complex picture and involves exploration, technology, economics, social and environmental issues, and advancing scientific

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Sustainable mining communities post mine closure: Critical ...

Sustainable mining communities post mine closure: Critical reflection on roles and responsibilities of stakeholders towards local economic development in the City of Matlosana . Van Heerden, Jacobus Johannes (2016-12) Thesis (MPA)--Stellenbosch University, 2016. Thesis. ENGLISH SUMMARY: The South African gold mining industry is in decline, with available ore bodies mostly depleted. With ever ...

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Golden Opportunity? Voluntary Sustainability Standards for ...

Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Artisanal Mining and the United Nations Sustainable ... The certification literature is accruing deep knowledge of programs in a few critical sectors, such as forestry, fisheries, and tropical agriculture (Auld 2014). Research is only beginning to broaden analysis to sectors in which certification is missing (e.g. plastics, pets) or nascent (e.g. cannabis ...

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Agnico Eagle Mines Limited - Sustainability - Our Approach ...

We regularly review our Sustainable Development Policy and in 2019, we updated it to reflect our commitments to the new Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) water management protocol and the World Council’s Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMP). Our Sustainable Development Policy is communicated to all employees during their orientation and is available on our Intranet and website,

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Sprott Gold Report: Gold, The Simple Math

More critical, gold and gold mining stocks were quick to recover from market panics and deliver subsequent outperformance, as shown in Figure 9. Figure 9. Gold Mining Equities Performance (2008-2020) Source: Bloomberg. Data as of 9/30/2020. Gold mining equities are measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDM). You cannot invest directly in ...

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Sustainability and Mine Waste Management – A Snapshot of ...

2 SUSTAINABILITY AND MINING : BEYOND THE OXYMORON The concept of positive and negative impacts from mining endeavours is not new – with significant treatises dating back to Georgius Agricola in 1556 (Agricola, 1556) and earlier. Following the near-continual global mining boom since the mid-twentieth century, there has been wide-ranging debate about the sustainability of modern mining.

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Mining Rare Earths for a Renewable Future: Green Insight ...

2020-07-29  “Historically, mining is a dirty word, but if we want to replace internal combustion engines with electric vehicles, sustainable mining is critical to our future,” Litinsky said. Sustainable ...

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Social justice, sustainability and wellbeing

This embraces critical reflection on ideals of modernity and emancipation rooted in both the Western Enlightenment and colonial history. It also draws upon more recent formulations of international development as the pursuit of social justice, human capability, wellbeing and ecological sustainability. Current research projects. Action on Children's Harmful Work in African Agriculture ...

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