Green Mining Initiative

CIM Montreal 2011
Abstract The Green Mining Initiative was launched in 2009 to spur innovation in the mining sector and improve its environmental performance. The initiative takes a holistic approach looking at the entire mining life cycle, from design to closure and beyond, through four innovation and research pillars: Footprint Reduction, Innovation in Waste Management, Mine Closure and Rehabilitation, and Ecosystem Risk Management.
To enhance the impact of the initiative and foster innovation across Canada, Natural Resources Canada has established a number of partnerships and strengthened linkages with key stakeholders, including the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC). Supported by respective mines Ministers a formal Federal/Provincial/Territorial working group on the GMI ensures a coherent pan-Canadian approach for green mining across Canada.
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