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Large mines and the community : socioeconomic and environmental effects in Latin America, Canada and Spain : Grandes minas y la comunidad : efectos socioeconomicos y ambientales en Latinoamerica, Canada y Espana (Spanish)

The book examines the impacts of medium- and large-scale mines on local communities, through six case studies, analyzing both the socioeconomic and cultural effects, as well as environmental impacts of mining operations on the communities. From a multidimensional perspective, studies investigate mining operations costs, and benefits, with an emphasis on the sustainability of benefits, and the outcomes of the legal, and consultative processes, in an aim to identify best practices - from the stakeholders' perspectives - in the management of mining development, extraction, and closure phases. It is relevant to note the two factors that affected increased globalization of trade markets in recent years: the decline of the communist trading block, and the increased environmental control in developed countries, being mineral activities in developing, and transition countries one of the most notable. Recommendations suggest that mining sustainability can only be maintained with public, and community support for the social, and economic activities of a region, based on valuable comprehensive environmental reviews of mine projects, and articulated with local populations through employment, and services provision. To this end, training strategies for the formation of "semi-technicians" or, a broader technical formation, should prepare a skilled work force, able to make contributions, and as well, be less dependent on one specific economic sector. But, concerted efforts on participatory local development should focus not only on capacity building, but on strengthening local community leadership beyond the lifecycle of a mine.

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  • Author

    Alvarado,Mario, Araya, Rodrigo, Barsi,Ron G., Castillo, Julio, Damonte, Gerardo, Diez Hurtado, Alejandro, Diez-Viejobueno,Carlos, Fort Meyer,Ricardo, Franco Gonzales,Ismael Eduardo Wilson, Kunze, Veronica, Loayza, Fernando, McMahon, Gary [editor], Ortega Girones,Enrique, Parsons, Graham F., Pasco-Font Quevedo,Alberto, Santibanez Quezada,Fernando Rene, Remy, Felix [editor], Ritter, Archibald R.M., Salas, Guillermo, Sanchez, Jose Miguel

  • Document Date

    2003/01/01

  • Document Type

    Publication

  • Report Number

    23606

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Peru,

    Spain,

    Chile,

    Bolivia,

    Canada,

  • Region

    Europe and Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Other,

  • Disclosure Date

    2005/08/04

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Grandes minas y la comunidad : efectos socioeconomicos y ambientales en Latinoamerica, Canada y Espana

  • Keywords

    Mining development; Case studies; Mining industry; Indigenous populations; Socioeconomic conditions; Environmental impact; Cultural aspects of economic development; Mining costs; Mining royalties; Legal & regulatory framework; Consultation with members; Stakeholder participation; Management development; International trade; Globalization; Transition economies; Developing countries; Environmental protection; Public-private partnerships; Employment creation; Service delivery; Training assistance; Technical training; Dependency burden; Participatory process; Capacity building; Human capital development; Social capital; Gold mines; Copper mining; Silver; Mercury; Nickel industry; Diamond mines; Potash industry; Uranium mines

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Alvarado,Mario Araya, Rodrigo Barsi,Ron G. Castillo, Julio Damonte, Gerardo Diez Hurtado, Alejandro Diez-Viejobueno,Carlos Fort Meyer,Ricardo Franco Gonzales,Ismael Eduardo Wilson Kunze, Veronica Loayza, Fernando McMahon, Gary [editor] Ortega Girones,Enrique Parsons, Graham F. Pasco-Font Quevedo,Alberto Santibanez Quezada,Fernando Rene Remy, Felix [editor] Ritter, Archibald R.M. Salas, Guillermo Sanchez, Jose Miguel

Large mines and the community : socioeconomic and environmental effects in Latin America, Canada and Spain : Grandes minas y la comunidad : efectos socioeconomicos y ambientales en Latinoamerica, Canada y Espana (Spanish). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/429891468294074026/Grandes-minas-y-la-comunidad-efectos-socioeconomicos-y-ambientales-en-Latinoamerica-Canada-y-Espana