Mining and Sustainable Development

  • Glen CorderEmail author
Part of the The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific book series (PEAP)


This aim of this chapter is to introduce the reader to the key elements of sustainable development. To achieve this aim, the chapter is subdivided into the following sections. Section one offers a short history of sustainable development in the mining industry. In the following section, an overview of sustainable development principles and frameworks are examined. The following three sections examine the relationship between a social licence to operate and sustainable development, and issues surrounding implementation and measurement. In the penultimate section, a case study of the Philippines is covered. The paper concludes that sustainable development is becoming increasingly central to the future of the mining industry in the region.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia

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