MINING AND SOCIETY IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT: PATHWAYS TO SUSTAINABILITY

Grant number: FL160100072 | Funding period: 2017 - 2022

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This Fellowship seeks to address an urgent, largely unstudied global challenge: how to govern mining activities so they enhance sustainability, justice and development. It will conduct a systematic comparative analysis of mining activities across Latin America, Australasia and South-East Asia, drawing on political ecology, sustainability science, Indigenous geography and geographic information science. Such an in-depth, theoretically innovative study of government, company and civil society efforts to adapt mining projects and policy should make Australia a recognised centre of expertise and is likely to make the mining industry more socially and environmentally sustainable.

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