Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Arctic Mining

Guidance for the incorporation of biodiversity objectives and provisions into plans, operations, and other aspects of mining activities in the Arctic.

Mining and extractive activities are key economic drivers that provide jobs, infrastructure, training and educational opportunities, and other benefits to Arctic communities and states. However, environmental impacts can be difficult to mitigate due to lack of data on historical and existing Arctic ecological conditions, harsh weather and remote locations.

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Lead Working Groups
Lead Arctic States & Permanent Participants
The United States
Engaged observers
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Start - End
2017 -