MMSD – working papers

Article, 04 March 2009

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MMSD working paper series

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 Organization

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 and small-scale mining
No. 71 Small-scale mining in Bolivia: national study on Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development | Bolivia Estudio Regional/Nacional sobre Pequeña Mineria y Artesanal Proyecto MMSD
No. 73 Small-scale mining in Burkina Faso | 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 Small-scale mining in Ecuador | La Pequeña Minería en el 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 Study on artisanal and small-scale mining in Mali | Etude sur les mines artisanales et les exploitations minières à petite echelle au Mali
No. 81 Report on small-scale mining in Papua New Guinea
No. 82 Artisanal and informal mining in Peru | 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. 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)
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) | 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 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 (29 October – 30 November 2001)
No. 222 Report of the experts meeting on human rights issues in the mining and minerals sector, offices of Transparency International

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