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Chamber of Mines (CoM)., Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE)., Republic of Namibia and Chamber of Mines (CoM). 2019. Best Practice Guide: Environmental Principles for Mining in Namibia - Setting the Namibian best practice standard for the entire mine life cycle from exploration, projects and construction, mining and processing, through to care and maintenance, closure and rehabilitation


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Best Practice Guide: Environmental Principles for Mining in Namibia - Setting the Namibian best practice standard for the entire mine life cycle from exploration, projects and construction, mining and processing, through to care and maintenance, closure and rehabilitation.

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The purpose of this document is to serve as a guiding framework during all phases of the mining life cycle in Namibia. By highlighting the best practices that have proven to be effective in the Namibian context, this guide will assist the mining sector in effectively addressing potential challenges, such as environmental and social impacts, and developing joint action engagement that is best suited to specific circumstances. Companies in the mining industry that conform to sustainable environmental and social principles, were selected for benchmarking best practices and are highlighted throughout this guide. This Best Practice Guide highlights leading practices in social, economic and environmental aspects of mining operations in Namibia. Leading practices demonstrated at various mines, as well as international best practices, have been used to develop solutions and to formulate “Namibian standards”, which can be applied to all exploration and mining companies in Namibia. The document provides a clear indication of all regulatory requirements during all phases of the mining life cycle, thereby creating a shared sense of risk, responsibility and benefit to guide operators and shareholders, regulators and authorities, stakeholders and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs). Although the focal point of this guide is mineral prospecting and mining, many of the principles contained herein can be applied elsewhere, and other sectors may also find the guidelines presented here, to be insightful and useful.

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