The voice for professional people working in the mining and extractive industries
Britain has a long history of mining and mineral extraction. Its legacies are the environmental, social and engineering consequences of completed mining operations, ranging from subsidence and ground movement and unmapped voids to contamination, gas emissions and water flows.
Delegates will hear about projects being undertaken to turn the previous mining legacy to the advantage of society and how low carbon, sustainable solutions are being engineered to achieve this. They will also gain an understanding of the standards of mining environmental management expected and achieved today.
The purpose of conference 2021 is to review events that have changed thinking, improved methods and equipment in the 20-year passage of time.
In this first segment of a bumper double episode of ‘IOM3 Investigates’, Dr Colin Church (CEO IOM3) is joined by Fiona Cessford (Corporate Consultant with SRK) and Adam Matthews (Co-Director Investment Team at the Church of England Pensions Board) to discuss aspects of responsible mining - that is, mining that engages ethically with local communities, minimises environmental damage and doesn’t exploit its workforce.
In this segment, the focus is on investor and other influences that are driving the spread of responsible mining; in the second segment they look in more detail at the rising demands placed on mining companies in terms of tailings storage facilities.
As part of its commitment to helping build momentum for COP 26, throughout 2021 IOM3 is organising a series of virtual events, podcasts and editorial content on the theme of ‘Sustainable Future’. COP 26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021. Keep an eye out for our Sustainable Future tag.