SUSTAINABLE MINERAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND INDICATORS: CASE STUDY SLOVENIA
Slavko V. Šolar
2004, 24 x 17 cm
Price: 20,00 EUR
In this monograph mineral resource management, based on principles of sustainable development, is discussed. The principles of sustainable development advocate a balance among interested parties (stakeholders, government, industry) and sectors (economy, environment, and society), democratic processes, and equity within and across generations. A holistic approach is needed in mineral resource management. Particular stress is put on two aspects: the role of stakeholders’ values and objectives, and the role of scale. In case study particular issues of sustainable aggregate resource management are dealt with, and one of many ways to achieve balanced and fair distribution of costs and benefits from mineral resource development is presented while observing the whole material life cycle including the mine cycle.