26-27 October 2000
The Workshop on Environmental Regulation For Accident Prevention in Mining: Tailings and Chemicals Management, held in Perth,Australia, in October 2000, brought together regulators and experts from around 20 countries to share experience, practices and problems associated with regulation of the high-hazard components of mining Participants compared the actions which governments have taken in various countries to prevent accidents and improve environmental safety at mines. A large number of common issues, objectives and approaches emerged. This was in spite of the differences in size, scale or age of the various countries’ mining industries and the different geological and climatic environments which host mines. Participants benefited from the willingness of governments that have experienced a major mining accident to openly share what they had learned, and to discuss the changes made to their permitting and oversight procedures as a result. Participants from developing countries currently permitting new mining operations said they found the event particularly timely.
It takes time to build trusting relationships with stakeholders when moving into new markets. It may not be the quick and easy route, but time and effort invested in real engagement can pay off.
Stressing the relevance of the issue for the private sector, Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice II aims to help establish the business case for human rights and inspire businesses all over the world to raise the level of their human rights performance. As such, the publication represents an important contribution to information and knowledge sharing for companies.
The Logical Framework approach can be used by project managers and community development practitioners as an adaptable and highly functional strategic planning/management framework for any complex field-based development program or activity.
Environmental Resources Management Ltd. (ERM) was commissioned to conduct a scoping study on the potential for an Implementation Guidance Tool (IGT) on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.
This paper tries to characterise aspects of three specific partnerships as they emerged themselves over time, whilst also interpreting the experience – from the perspective of being one of the partners – in a personal way.
This guide provides you clickable links to discussions, PPTs, documents, etc. related to Rural and Small Towns Water PPPs.
This Good Practice Guidance provides the mining industry with an outline of the steps required to improve biodiversity management throughout the mine cycle. Ultimately, through implementation of this Good Practice Guide, mining companies should minimize the likelihood of negative impacts on biodiversity, project delays and damage to their reputations.
Global wealth has almost doubled since 1990, but nearly half the world's population subsists on less than US$ 2 per day. Poverty remains a major challenge to sustainable development, environmental security, global stability and a truly global market. The key to poverty alleviation is economic growth that is inclusive and reaches the majority of people. Improving the performance and sustainability of local entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which represent the backbone of global economic activity, can help achieve this type of growth. The Issue Brief includes a set of key messages to both business and governments on promoting the growth of SMEs.
Practice Report: Decision-Support Framework for Establishing Objectives, Targets and Indicators for use in Strategic Environmental Assessment
1 June 2006
In this paper, a theoretical methodology is presented for developing a set of objectives, targets and indicators for a specific proposed plan or programme.