New biodiversity practices for the mining industry

The mining industry provides material for almost everything we need and do. (/source)

Natalia Welzenbach-Marcu | October 3rd, 2018

The mining industry is essential, and it’s not just for coal.

Works globally mine for metals, materials, and salt, all basic elements needed to create and build almost everything in our infrastructure. But mining can come with severe environmental consequences if not done safely and properly.

Mining is at the heart of any predicted economic growth, and the renewable energy industry relies heavly on mined materials to succeed.

UN Environment is working with the Convention of Biological Diversity and various mining companies globally to help instill a few guidelines for maintaining a biodiverse environment with an environmentally-conscious atmosphere.

The hope is that, by working together with this convention and with indigenous populations, rigorous regulation of mining companies can help reduce environmental damage from this important industry.


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