The environmental regulation of mining: an international comparison

PhD Thesis

McNamara, Noeleen. 2009. The environmental regulation of mining: an international comparison. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland.

The environmental regulation of mining: an international comparison

TypePhD Thesis
AuthorMcNamara, Noeleen
SupervisorCockfield, Geoff
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameDoctor of Philosophy
Number of Pages240

[Abstract]Over the past 15 years, significant sectors of the mining industry have undertaken the Global Mining Initiative. This was followed by an extensive program called the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development Project. These self regulatory mechanisms require 'beyond compliance' environmental behaviour, whether companies are operating in the developed or the developing world. Reviewing case studies of gold mines operated by the 'top tier' transnational mining companies in Queensland, Papua New Guinea and Tanzania, this thesis addresses whether these and other self regulatory mechanisms are more important than formal legislation in motivating compliance with environmental laws for these mining companies.

Keywordsenvironmental regulation; mining; Queensland; Papa New Guinea; Tanzania
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480299. Environmental and resources law not elsewhere classified
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