Sustainable mining: its social and environmental issues

Summary written by Ramu Narayanan, an active member of the York Region Blue Dot chapter. You can also read more articles by Ramu from his website, Sustainable Development Goals Revealed.


"Did you know that materials obtained from mining support 45% of the world’s economic activities? Yet large scale mining has resulted in significant environmental and social problems. The future of mining must thus focus on the triple bottom line – profits, people, and the planet – and not merely be a profit seeking activity. Mining activities have major impacts on 11 of the 17 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including the climate change sustainable development goal. Read more to find out about key environmental and social problems related to mining as well as potential solutions."


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