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    Mining and Sustainable Development: New research series released by ICMM
    The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has launched a new research series to describe the role of mining and metals in sustainable development. The first in the series, Mining’s Contribution to Sustainable Development, was launched at the Rio+20 summit.
    Securing social buy-in for mining projects

    The March edition of BC business magazine features a great article by Brenda Bouw on the challenges and need for mining companies to secure local buy-in and support for mining projects.

    Can Zinc shorten the length of the common cold?
    The use of zinc to treat the common cold has been researched since the early 1980s when its beneficial effects were first observed. However, research trials to date have had mixed results.
    Conflict-Free Gold Standard under development by the World Gold Council
    The World Gold Council (WGC) is working to develop a new Conflict Free Gold Standard. This standard aims to ensure any gold produced under its guidelines does not fund armed groups, fuel armed conflict, or contribute to the human rights abuses associated with these conflicts.
    More transparency coming to Canadian mining

    According to a recent article in the Globe and Mail, the Mining Association of Canada, the Prospectors and Developers Association (PDAC) of Canada, Revenue Watch International, and Publish What You Pay Canada are partnering to lobby for mandatory “publish what you pay” rules in Canada.

    CBC’s ‘The New Conquistadors’ and public debate over Canadian mining in Panama
    On June 18th, the CBC aired a 25 minute investigative report called “The New Conquistadors” that explored Canadian mining in indigenous communities in Panama. The report provided interviews with locals who both support and oppose mining, as well as mining company personnel and anti-mine protestors.
    Rare Earths: China still holding 90% of Global Market
    Most of us couldn’t name a rare earth element and yet they are an integral part of our everyday lives. Smartphones, laptops and LCD screens all contain significant quantities of at least one of the 17 elements and our dependence on these materials is only going to grow alongside the high tech industry. There is an opportunity for investors to gain exposure to the rare earth market and benefit from its predicted growth, but for the moment, China is holding all the cards.
    Strange Bedfellows: Miners Taking to Renewable Energy

    In a fascinating article in Mining Journal, Ruth Green discusses the increasing adoption of green power by the mining sector, particularly in Africa.

    Rio Tinto Strikes a Deal with Mongols

    Mining superpower Rio Tinto struck a deal with the Mongolian government after over two years of negotiations surrounding the initiation of Phase 2 of the Oyu Tolgoi mining project. Phase 1 of the project has been in production since 2013. The main issues holding up the next phase between the mining company and government have been the allocation of costs and revenues, which they have now resolved.

    Guatemala Increases Mining Royalties to All-Time High
    The 2015 Guatemalan budget was released in September with dramatic changes to mining royalties. President Otto Perez Molina approved a tax increase from 1% to 10% on the incomes of all transnational miners operating in the region, the first change to this tax regime in over 20 years.
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