MMSD – working papers

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No. 1 Planning for Outcomes A Framework for the Consideration of Options
No. 2 Indigenous Peoples, Mining, and International Law
No. 2a Pueblos Indígenas, Minería y Derecho Internacional
No. 3 The Development of Global Forest Policy: Overview of Legal and Institutional Frameworks
No. 4 Information Availability: A Key to Building Trust in the Minerals Sector (Review of Systems for Making Information Available)
No. 5 Change Towards Sustainability in Resource Use: Lessons from the Forest Sector
No. 6 Participation and Governance Structures
No. 7 Community Information Needs: Access to Information Through the Mining Life Cycle Working
No. 9 Human Rights in the Minerals Industry


No. 12 Armed Conflict and Natural Resources: The Case of the Minerals Sector
No. 14: Depletion and Long-run Availability of Mineral Commodities - Preface
No. 14: Depletion and Long-run Availability of Mineral Commodities - Chapter 1
No. 14: Depletion and Long-run Availability of Mineral Commodities - Chapter 2
No. 14: Depletion and Long-run Availability of Mineral Commodities - Chapter 3
No. 14: Depletion and Long-run Availability of Mineral Commodities - Chapter 4
No. 14: Depletion and Long-run Availability of Mineral Commodities - Chapter 5
No. 14: Depletion and Long-run Availability of Mineral Commodities - Chapter 7
No. 15 A Survey of Corruption Issues in the Mining and Mineral Sector
No. 16 Communities, Civil Society Organisations and the Management of Mineral Wealth
No. 17 Gap Analysis to Inform an Experts' Workshop on Access to Information: A Key to Building Trust in the Minerals Sector
No. 18 Access to Information: A Key to Building Trust in the Minerals Sector. The Government Role
No. 19 Mining and Economic Sustainability: National Economies and Local Communities


No. 20 Stewardship of Tailings Facilities
No. 21a The Law of Public Participation in Mining and Resources Development
No. 22 The Community Health Dimension of Sustainable Development in Developing Countries
No. 24a The Life Cycle of Copper, its Co-Products and By-Products (Figures)
No. 25 Worker and Community Health Impacts Related to Mining Operations Internationally A Rapid Review of the Literature
No. 26 Industry Codes of Practice and other Voluntary Initiatives: Their Application to the Mining and Metals Sector
No. 28 Mining for the Future Appendix C: Abandoned Mines Working Paper
No. 29 Voluntary Initiatives and the World Trade Organisation

No. 30 The Washington Agreement on Gold
No. 31 Mining for the Future Appendix A: Large Volume Waste Working Paper
No. 32 Corporate Communication Standards, Practice and Issues Access to Information: A Key to Building Trust in the Minerals Sector
No. 33 Building Partnerships: Key Elements of Capacity Building An exploration of experiences with mining communities in Latin America
No. 34 Mining for the Future Appendix B: Mine Closure Working Paper
No. 38 Status of Education of Mining Industry Professionals


No. 40 Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development: The Links to Trade and Investment Rules
No. 41 Energy and Sustainable Development in the Mining and Minerals Industries
No. 43 Sustainability Indicators and Sustainability Performance Management
No. 44 Research on Mine Closure Policy
No. 46 Social Impact Assessment in the Mining Industry: Current Situation and Future Directions
No. 47 Financial Incentives for Improved Sustainability Performance: The Business Case and the Sustainability Dividend
No. 49 Operational Needs and Realities in the Search for and Development of a Mine


No. 54 Improving Safety and Health in mines: A Long and Winding Road?
No. 55 Management and Distribution of Mineral Revenue in PNG: Facts and Findings from the Sysmin Preparatory Study A Consultant's Perspective
No. 56 Code of Codes: Compliance Oversight
No. 57 Indigenous Peoples and Mining Encounters: Strategies and Tactics
No. 58 Avoiding New Poverty: Mining-Induced Displacement and Resettlement
No. 59 Indigenous Communities and Mineral Development


No. 60 Biodiversity Issues: The Enabling Environment and Mining
No. 61 An Exploratory Paper on Economic and Financial Mechanisms to Build Synergies and Reduce Conflicts Between Mining and Biodiversity
No. 62 Mining and Protected Areas
No. 64 Industrial Clays Case Study
No. 65 Potash Case Study
No. 66 Coal Case Study
No. 67 Metal Mine Rock and Waste Characterization Tools: An Overview
No. 68 Mining for the Future Main Report
No. 68a Mining for the Future Appendix H: Ok Tedi Riverine Disposal Case Study
No. 68b Mining for the Future Appendix I: Porgera Riverine Disposal Case Study
No. 68c Mining for the Future Appendix J: Grasberg Riverine Disposal Case Study
No. 68d Mining for the Future References to Main Report and Appendices A-C, H-J


No. 70 Global Report on Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining
No. 71 Small-Scale Mining in Bolivia: National Study Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development
No. 71 Bolivia Estudio Regional/Nacional sobre Pequeña Mineria y Artesanal Proyecto MMSD
No. 73 Small-Scale Mining in Burkina Faso
No. 73 Etude sur les mines artisanales et les exploitations minieres a petite echelle au Burkina Faso
No. 74 Artisanal Mining in The People's Republic of China
No. 75 La Pequeña Minería en el Ecuador
No. 75 Small-scale Mining in Ecuador
No. 76 A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-scale Mining Industry
No. 78 Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in India
No. 79 Small-Scale Mining in Indonesia


No. 80 Etude sur les Mines Artisanales et Les Exploitations Minières à Petite Echelle au Mali
No. 80 Study on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Mali
No. 81 Report on Small-scale Mining in Papua New Guinea
No. 82 Artisanal and Informal Mining in Peru
No. 82 La Minería Artesanal e Informal en el Perú
No. 83 Country Case Study on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: Philippines


No. 110 Mining Industry and Sustainable Development in Kyrgyzstan
No. 111 Baseline Study of the Mining and Minerals Sector in the Republic of Khakassia
No. 111


No. 120 Integrating Sustainability into Legal Frameworks for Mining in Some Selected Latin American Countries
No. 121 The Mining of Aggregates in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo


No. 172 A Case Study of Community Involvement in Developing the Minerals Policy in South Africa


No. 180 Papua New Guinea Baseline Study
No. 181 Capacity Building in Papua New Guinea for Community Maintenance During and After Mine Closure
No. 182 Human Rights and the Mining Sector in Indonesia: A Baseline Study
No. 183 Baseline Study and Gap Analysis on Mining in Indonesia
No. 184 Sustainable Development in The Philippine Minerals Industry: A Baseline Study
No. 185 Overview of Mining and Mineral Industry in India


No. 200 Meeting Report of the Finance, Mining and Sustainability Conference Washington DC, 8-9 April 2001
No. 201 Report of the First Workshop on Mining and Biodiversity London, 11-12 June 2001
No. 202 Summary of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Long-Run Availability of Minerals
No. 203 Report of the Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment New York, 9-10 August 2001 Report
No. 204 Workshop Report on Armed Conflict and Natural Resources: The Case of the Minerals Sector London, 11 July 2001
No. 205 Meeting Report on Corruption Issues in the Mining and Minerals Sector Berlin, 7 September 2001
No. 206 Workshop Report on Voluntary Initiatives for the Mineral Sector Santa Fe, 18 July 2001
No. 207 Report of the Conference on the Role of Public Participation Woodstock, 25-27 May 2001
No. 208 Mining for the Future Appendix E: Report of the Workshop on Large Volume Waste Vancouver, 15-17 July 2001
No. 208a Mining for the Future Appendix D: Workshop Summary and Recommendations


No. 210 Worker and Community Health and Safety Informal Experts Meeting: Workshop Report London, 10 September 2001
No. 211 Minutes of the Workshop on Small-Scale Mining in South America 24 January 2001
No. 212 Report of the Second Workshop on Mining and Biodiversity London, 25-26 October 2001
No. 213 Report of the Workshop on Finance, Mining and Sustainability: Exploring Sound Investment Decision Processes Paris, 14-15 January 2002
No. 214 Report of the Workshop on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining London, 19-20 November 2001
No. 215 Report of the Meeting on Preparing for Implementation 24-25 July 2000
No. 217 Report of the MMSD Preparatory Workshop on Indigenous Peoples and Relationships with the Mining Sector Quito, 27-28 September 2001
No. 217 Reporte sobre el Taller Preliminar de MMSD sobre Pueblos Indígenas y su Relación con el Sector de la Minería Quito, 27-28 Septiembre 2001
No. 218 Report of The Workshop on Indigenous Peoples and Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development Perth, 4-6 February 2002
No. 219 Report of the Initial Scoping Meeting on the European Regional Process Brussels, 5 December 2000 Copyright (c) 2002


No. 220 Minutes of Euromines and Eurométaux Meeting with MMSD Brussels, 20 February 2001
No. 221 Report of the Workshop on Access to Information and the Mining, Minerals and Metals Sector Thursday 29 October - Friday 30 November 2001
No. 222 Report of the Experts Meeting on Human Rights Issues in the Mining and Minerals Sector Offices of Transparency International