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Mining and Sustainable Development

Current Issues

Sumit. K. Lodhia (Univeristy of South Australia Business School, Australia)



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25 January 2018
Mining is a transformative activity which has numerous economic, social and environmental impacts. These impacts can be both positive and adverse, enhancing as well as disrupting economies, ecosystems and communities. The extractive industries have been criticised heavily for their adverse impacts and involvement in significant social and environmental scandals. More recently, these industries have sought to respond to negative perceptions and have embraced the core principles of sustainability. This sector could be regarded as a leader in sustainability initiatives, evident from the various developments and frameworks in mining and sustainability that have emerged over time.

This book reviews current topical issues in mining and sustainable development. It addresses the changing role of minerals in society, the social acceptance of mining, due diligence in the mining industry, critical and contemporary debates such as mining and indigenous peoples and transit worker accommodation, corporate sustainability matters such as sustainability reporting and taxation, and sustainability solutions through an emphasis on renewable energy and shared-used infrastructure. Written by experts from Australia, Europe and North America, but including examples from both developed and developing countries, the chapters provide a contemporary understanding of sustainability opportunities and challenges in the mining industry. The book will be of interest to practitioners, government and civil society as well as scholars and students with interests in mining and sustainable development.
Edited by:   Sumit. K. Lodhia (Univeristy of South Australia Business School Australia)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   499g
ISBN:   9781138562936
ISBN 10:   1138562939
Series:   Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development
Pages:   274
Publication Date:   25 January 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sumit K. Lodhia is an Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Sustainability Governance, in the School of Commerce, University of South Australia.

Reviews for Mining and Sustainable Development: Current Issues

With contributions from prolific authors in the field this book addresses a diverse set of sustainability issues in the global mining industry from multi-disciplinary perspectives. It is a must for researchers, practitioners and students with sustainability interests in mining. The book discusses current opportunities and challenges to sustainable development in mining. - Professor Stefan Schaltegger, Centre for Sustainability Management, Leuphana University of Luneburg, Germany.

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