Local communities and mines

Local communities and mines Electronic Book Section

  • Author(s): International Institute for Environment and Development,
  • Published: 2002
  • Publisher: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Abstract: The Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) Project is an independent two-year project of research and consultation seeking to understand how the mining and minerals sector can contribute to the global transition to sustainable development. MMSD is a project of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) commissioned by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WNCSD). MMSD ended with the completion of its final report "Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development". The Project's office is now closed and no further research or consultation activities will take place and news bulletins will no longer be produced. Within the MMSD Final Report "Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development" there is a chapter on 'Local Communities and Mines' (Chapter 9) with a sub-section on Fly-in/Fly-out Operations. Most of this chapter discusses social implications associated with mining in developing countries; however there may be some sections of relevance other than the FIFO section. For example, (a) the subsection on "Maximising Mining's Contribution to Communities" which gives a brief overview of findings from the MMSD workshops, etc (see pp. 208-209) (b) the subsection on "Revenue Distribution and Use" which discusses examples from Australia, using the Northern Land Council and Queensland's Aboriginal Land Act (see p.211). Fly-in/Fly-out Operations: This is a very brief sub-section discussing that fact that FIFO is evident in Canada and Australia. The closed Kimberley Mine in Canada is used as a case study. A very brief, broad analysis is provided about the positive and negative effects of FIFO (see pp. 221-222). available at: http://www.iied.org/mmsd-final-report

Notes: Within the MMSD Final Report "Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development" there is a chapter on 'Local Communities and Mines' (Chapter 9) with a sub-section on Fly-in/Fly-out Operations. Most of this chapter discusses social implications associated with mining in developing countries; however there may be some sections of relevance other than the FIFO section. For example, (a) the subsection on "Maximising Mining's Contribution to Communities" which gives a brief overview of findings from the MMSD workshops, etc (see pp. 208-209) (b) the subsection on "Revenue Distribution and Use" which discusses examples from Australia, using the Northern Land Council and Queensland's Aboriginal Land Act (see p.211). Fly-in/Fly-out Operations: This is a very brief sub-section discussing that fact that FIFO is evident in Canada and Australia. The closed Kimberley Mine in Canada is used as a case study. A very brief, broad analysis is provided about the positive and negative effects of FIFO (see pp. 221-222). available at: http://www.iied.org/mmsd-final-report

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