Mining and environmental impacts - considerations from an Arctic perspective

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Abstract

Modern mining relies on responsible stewardship of environmental resources, balancing the needs of global society, local community and conservation interests. Failure to effectively manage the potential adverse impacts of mining on these shared resources can result in the deterioration of environmental resources and have adverse consequences for the environment and human health.
Mining will unavoidably lead to some impacts on ecosystems functions in the physical environment where mining activities occur. Public acceptance of where, when and for how long a given impact may be tolerated is not an exact science and is often a matter for discussion before an agreement can be made between communities, authorities and mining companies. Mitigation of mining related impacts on local environments often require special consideration on the overall footprint of the mining operations with a focus on both spatial, temporal, ecological and project-specific aspects and dimension following a combined set of best environmental practices.
In this talk we will present an overview of the most recent principles for the protection of the environment following mineral extraction operations from an Arctic perspective. The talk will include discussion of recent international guidelines and standards on environmental protection illustrated with examples from sensitive Arctic ecosystems in Greenland.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2023
StatusAccepteret/In press - 2023
Begivenhed1st European Conference on TEaching and Research in Sustainable Resource ExtrAction - TERRA - Boppard, Boppard, Tyskland
Varighed: 6 sep. 20238 sep. 2023
https://www.terra.rwth-aachen.de/

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Konference1st European Conference on TEaching and Research in Sustainable Resource ExtrAction - TERRA
LokationBoppard
Land/OmrådeTyskland
ByBoppard
Periode06/09/202308/09/2023
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