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SYKE Policy Brief: Much work remains to be done on behalf of sustainability in mining

08/29/2019, Biodiversity and Land Use, SYKE

According to the new Policy Brief publication by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), environmental points of view must be considered in all phases of a mine's life cycle, from ore prospecting, all the way to the closing of the mine, and aftercare.

The renewable energy technologies required by a low-carbon society need metals. The mining of metals has increased many times over in Finland. Consequently, the environmental and social impact of mines needs more attention than before. Water management in mines is a key consideration in the conditions that prevail in Finland. It is also important for companies in the mining field to communicate actively about their activities already in the ore prospecting and planning phases so that local residents can affect the projects.

 

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Kimmo Silvo, Development Manager, SYKE tel. +358 295 251 640
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SYKE Policy Brief: Much work remains to be done on behalf of sustainability in mining (Press release August 29, 2019)