Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals, and Sustainable Development : the Report of the MMSD Project, Volume 1
Earthscan, 2002 - Business & Economics - 441 pages
Mining is fundamental to our lives - we wear and travel in; build, cook and communicate with its products daily. However, it is also one of the most environmentally damaging industries. This study examines how such a huge and multi-facetted industry can be made sustainable, minimizing its harmful impacts and maximizing its social and economic contribution. It analyses the different needs and risks of those affected, as well as issues of supply and demand of minerals throughout the world.
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