Environmental Policies Towards Mining in Developing Countries
Article from: OGEL Archive issue , in Environment
The current debate on the environment affects virtually every industrial activity undertaken on earth. The recent world environment conference at Rio de Janeiro focused attention on industrial activities in developing countries - and on the interests and involvement of industrialised countries in such activities. Much of this debate underscores global effects (greenhouse/ global warming; acid rain and forests; tropical forest; diversity of species) while mining only contributes marginally, mainly by producing hydrocarbon minerals (coal; oil; gas) which are the key ingredient in energy ...