Environmental Management

Overview


The extractives sector exerts a significant level of impact on the environment globally. This topic overview includes material on the risks and potential negative environmental impacts from mining and petroleum projects, and how environmental management can assist resource-rich countries in adopting a preventative and proactive approach to extractives sector development. The topic also includes guidance on the design and adoption of sound legislative and regulatory frameworks for more environmentally-friendly resource extraction. 

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