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Mine Closure Checklist for Governments: Essential policy elements for good governance

The Mine Closure Checklist for Governments is now available online in four languages: English, French, Mandarin and Spanish. T

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).


How Can Technology in Mining Protect the Environment?

Rapid advances in technology innovation, including automation, digitization and electrification, are fundamentally changing how the mining sector operates. These new technologies reshaping the sector include autonomous vehicles, remote operating cent ...

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.