Special Issue "Sustainability in the Mining, Minerals and Energy Industries"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: energy technology; resource policy; nexus; sustainability; sustainable development; hydrogen energy; criticality assessment; water; minerals
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Interests: mining; minerals; industrial ecology; circular economy; sustainability; sustainable development
Sustainability has become a key issue, or catch-cry, for many industries globally. However, perhaps with regards to their potential direct impacts and potential for improvement or enhancement of benefits to society, economy, and the environment, the mining, mineral, and energy sectors have one of the most important roles to play. The contributions of these sectors continue to be crucial for the provision of resources and the power to drive society and development. At the same time, there are obvious issues of environmental, social, and economic harm and mismanagement that need to be addressed.
This Special Issue seeks papers considering the sustainability contributions of these sectors from theoretical and practical viewpoints. Case studies, frameworks and evaluations of sustainable development of the industry at various scales would be welcomed.
Some potential themes or topics (though not nearly a comprehensive list), could include:
- New or advanced assessment or evaluation frameworks for sustainability in the sector
- Studies focusing on the contribution of minerals and energy to the SDGs
- Local case studies of innovative practices and technologies
- Comparative studies of approaches to sustainability in the different sectors
- Historical examinations of changing approaches and attitudes (e.g., it has been 15 years since the MMSD report “Breaking New Ground” and the establishment of the ICMM)
- Prospective considerations of resource and technology requirements from these sectors
- Supply chain or life cycle analysis for quantitative sustainability assessment
- Nexus considerations that influence sustainability evaluation or policy in these sectors
Dr. Ben McLellan
Dr. Glen Corder
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable development
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Social Impact Assessment (SIA)
- resource curse