IUCN-ICMM: News & updates

ICMM Biodiversity offsets report

Independent Report on Biodiversity Offsets Released

IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) have released an independent report on key issues related to the successful implementation of biodiversity offsets. 

06 Feb 2013 | News story
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No Mining in Mount Nimba World Heritage Site

Release of report on World Heritage and mining

New independent review of World Heritage and the extractive industry was published today in response to growing concerns over the rapidly increasing number of World Heritage Sites threatened by planned mining or oil and gas projects.
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26 Jun 2012 | News story

Sand Mining in Sth Africa

Mining and conservation working together

IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) have signed a second memorandum of understanding (MOU) which builds on the 2004-2008 ICMM-IUCN Dialogue and marks the start of a new phase in the working relationship. …  

01 Feb 2012 | News story

UNESCO World Heritage Convention

Towards effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries

IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Shell International and JP Morgan Bank have launched a project to critically evaluate the relationship between United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites and the extractive industries and develop recommendations for more effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries. …  

20 Jan 2012 | News story
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Lead mining adjacent to Thung Yai National Park, Thailand

Towards a renewed IUCN-ICMM Collaboration

 IUCN and ICMM are negotiating a renewed collaboration following on from the successful IUCN-ICMM Dialogue …  

09 Sep 2011 | Article

ICCM's Good Practice Guide on Indigenous Peoples and Mining now available in French and Spanish

ICMM's Good Practice Guide on Indigenous Peoples and Mining is now available in French and Spanish. …  

02 May 2011 | Downloads - publication
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Richard Cellarius, USA

Report on the IUCN-ICMM Planning Meeting, 11-12 November 2010, Gland, Switzerland

Richard Cellarius, CEESP Finance Officer, was an invited participant at the "Planning Meeting" between IUCN and representatives of the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) at IUCN headquarters in Gland on 11-12 November, 2010. …  

30 Nov 2010 | Downloads - document
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2009 Annual Report of IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme (BBP) “On the Move”

This report reflects the progress made by BBP in 2009; the stories are selected to present our results in terms of delivering the planned programme activities. …  

21 May 2010 | International news release

Uranium mine located in an 'enclave' within Kakadu National Park World Heritage Site, Australia

Put natural World Heritage sites off limits for mining and oil exploration, IUCN says

 More than a quarter of natural World Heritage sites are under pressure by existing or future mineral extraction. For this reason, IUCN is calling on the private sector, state-run companies and governments themselves to adopt and enforce the “no go” principle, meaning that no mining and/or mineral and oil exploration and production can be carried out in World Heritage sites. The call was made today in Québec City, Canada, during the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee.
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04 Jul 2008 | News story
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Lead mining adjacent to Thung Yai National Park, Thailand

Provide your views to IUCN and ICMM on the Dialogue

IUCN and ICMM have been engaged in a Dialogue since 2002 with the purpose of creating a platform for communities, corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments to discuss and seek the best balance between the protection of important ecosystems and the social and economic importance of mining. IUCN and ICMM committed themselves to discussing a full range of issues with the objective of enhancing the contribution of the mining industry to biodiversity conservation. The overall purpose of the review -- commissioned jointly by IUCN and ICMM -- is to review the quality and effectiveness of the IUCN-ICMM Dialogue. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story
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