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The mining industry provides communities with jobs, economic growth, and improvements in people’s lives. However, communities may also need to balance competing interests, manage resources sustainably, and protect aboriginal and marginalized groups.
This page will explore how mining affects communities and answer common questions about sustainable communities and the various social, economic and environmental impacts on mining communities.
The Mining Association of Canada. Towards Sustainable Mining
World Bank and International Finance Corporation (2002). “Large Mines and Local Communities: Forging Partnerships, Building Sustainability,” World Bank Group, Mining Department (ed.), International Finance Corporation.
International Council on Mining & Metals. Sustainable Development Framework
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