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Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) project

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  • A group of miners who are working the Kawa Ijen volcano in Java, Indonesia. The miners carry sulfur down the volcano and to the processing centre where the sulfur is weighed and the miner is paid (Photo: Adam Cohn, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Time to tell a new story about artisanal and small-scale mining: time for a new "indaba"

    As the mining sector gathers for the annual Indaba meeting, Steve Bass suggests that ongoing purposeful dialogue could make a big difference in tackling the problems facing the artisinal mining sector

    11 February 2015 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Miners pushing a cart out of a mine near the Bolivian town of Potosi. For centuries this area had the richest silver mines in South America. Today many of the mines are worked by local cooperatives, but conditions are still harsh (Photo Nyall & Maryanne, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Listen and learn: lessons from the small-scale mining sector

    Not enough has been heard from local voices in the mining sector over the last 10 years. In the next year, this needs to change.

    5 February 2015 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • A panel discusses artisanal and small-scale mining at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town (Photo: Abbi Buxton/IIED)

    Building bridges between the money and the many in mining

    Abbi Buxton reports on efforts to overcome distrust and conflict between artisanal and large-scale mining operations, through an international project that will bring the two sides together to seek sustainable ways to coexist.

    11 February 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • Small-scale miners dry ores in the process of gold mining in Geita, Tanzania (Photo: John Louis/Investing In Gold, Creative Commons)

    Dialogues for a sustainable and productive artisanal and small-scale mining sector

    IIED's dialogue programme for the artisanal and small-scale mining sector allows stakeholders to collaborate to empower miners, improve governance and deliver a more secure working environment

    24 January 2014 | Project | Sustainable markets
  • Open pit mine in Central Cebu, Philippines.

    Mining: Implementing sustainability needs new perspective

    When stakeholders at IIED's Fair Ideas conference in Rio discussed how the mining industry has fared in meeting the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development initiative (MMSD) agenda set 10 years ago, the challenge of implementation kept cropping up.

    18 June 2012 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Small-scale miners dig soil mining for tin in Rwanda.

    The mining sector searches for sustainability

    It is rare for a controversial industry to engage with its critics, seek advice and pledge positive action for sustainable development.

    13 June 2012 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • Key words related to mining and sustainable development (Image: IIED)

    Mining's search for sustainability: how far have we come?

    Ten years ago, the mining industry, in collaboration with the IIED, set out to explore how it could maximise its contribution to sustainable development through the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) project. So, what has happened since then? Where are we now?

    7 June 2012 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • The Collahuasi copper mine in northern Chile is a zero-discharge operation, with much of its water being recycled (Photo: Pablo Necochea, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Mining: Big progress but new challenges as sector searches for sustainability

    The mining and minerals industry has made major advances towards sustainability but the sector faces new challenges as governments in the global South reassert control over their natural resources yet lack the capacity to ensure mining can contribute to sustainable development.

    7 June 2012 | News | Sustainable markets
  • Manganese mining in Gabon (Photo: jbdodane, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD)

    The Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development Project (MMSD) was a research project looking at how the mining and minerals sector could contribute to the global transition to sustainable development. This page collates all the material previously available from ''. All project documents, including the MMSD Working paper Series, final reports, regional reports, project bulletins and workshop notes are available for free download.

    3 March 2009 | Project | Natural resource management
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