The environmental regulation of mining: an international comparison

McNamara, Noeleen (2009) The environmental regulation of mining: an international comparison. [Thesis (PhD/Research)] (Unpublished)

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[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.


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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2009 05:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental regulation; mining; Queensland; Papa New Guinea; Tanzania
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6233

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