Conference on socially and environmentally responsible mining

1 Nov 2012

The conference on socially and environmentally responsible mining will discuss questions such as the following: What is the role of social and environmental responsibility in the global development of mining businesses? How should the management of mining and community relations, as well as any local mining conflicts, be effectively achieved? What does "responsible mining" mean in different societal and cultural contexts? The conference brings together mining companies, researchers and various mining policy stakeholders and presents some recent research results from Finland and Central Asia.
The conference includes the following speakers: Minister Heidi Hautala, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, International Development, Finland; Minister Jyri Häkämies, Ministry of Employment and the Economy (MEE), Finland; Professor David Brereton, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland, Australia; Director Karybek Ibraev, Centerra Gold Inc, and Executive Director of the Kyrgyz Mining Association; Manager of Government and Community Relations Froydis Cameron, Anglo American.
Programme and information:
Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society, University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
Gaia Group
Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland
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