Contributing to community sustainability during mineral exploration: Lessons learned from Mesoamerica

CIM Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2015, pages 91-101

J. M. Ríos and I. Thomson
On Common Ground Consultants Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

http://dx.doi.org/10.15834/cimj.2015.10
Résumé Sans une compréhension et un effort réfléchis, de nombreux facteurs uniques à l’exploration minérale nuisent souvent à l’établissement d’un développement durable dans les communautés d’accueil. Ces facteurs comprennent la présence épisodique et transitoire d’une équipe d’exploration dans la communauté et l’incertitude inhérente des résultats – la plupart des projets échouent après l’étape de l’exploration. L’expérience dans les communautés rurales à travers la Méso-Amérique a toutefois démontré qu’il est possible de dépasser la philanthropie pragmatique et les améliorations des infrastructures pour promouvoir des résultats positifs et durables dans les communautés. Des exemples qui améliorent la qualité de vie et soutiennent un solide permis social d’exploitation sont présentés; ils sont tirés de leçons apprises et de pratiques éprouvées.
Mots-Clé Bénéfices, communautés, développement durable, engagement, exploration minérale, Méso-Amérique, permis social d’exploitation (PSE)
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