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Ireland Joins IGF as 71st Member, Commits to Sustainability in Mining

The Government of Ireland expressed its commitment to responsible governance of the mining sector by joining the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).

2018 Annual Report

Mining can be a major force for combatting poverty, which is why our work—leveraging the benefits of mining for sustainable development and environmental management— has never been more vital.


Do Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives in Mining Advance the SDGs?

What opportunities and challenges do VSIs in mining present? We spoke with Laura Turley, Associate, IISD, to find out.

Assessing Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining for Sustainable Development

Mining can do more than create wealth: it can contribute to the well-being of a whole country. To accomplish this, governments and mining companies alike need to integrate environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs) into mining projects.