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Title: Biodiversity risk management in mining
Contributor(s): Coeho de Araujo, Romana (author); Nogueira, Jorge Madeira (author); Martin, Paul  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020
DOI: 10.4324/9780429296239-3
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Abstract: Mining not only generates economic growth but also environmental impacts that involve risks to biodiversity and vulnerable communities. This chapter discusses the limitations of governance processes in both Brazil and Australia that has led to contentious mines approval processes and mines oversight. The Bulga and Adani mine cases in Australia are examples of the contentious mines approval process, and the Mariana and Brumadinho disasters in Brazil provide examples of the consequences of poor mines oversight. The examples and further discussion in the chapter illustrate the ‘realpolitik’ of mines governance in both countries and that the implementation of legislation is often less than desired. Therefore there is a need for more robust governance arrangements.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Achieving Biodiversity Protection in Megadiverse Countries: A Comparative Assessment of Australia and Brazil, p. 47-66
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9780367265274
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
050209 Natural Resource Management
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 410404 Environmental management
410401 Conservation and biodiversity
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 960704 Land Stewardship
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 190299 Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Routledge Studies in Biodiversity Politics and Management
Editor: Editor(s): Paul Martin, Marcia Dieguez Leuzinger, Solange Teles da Silva and Gabriel Leuzinger Coutinho
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