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Mining and Green Growth in the EECCA Region

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For most countries in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region, mining is an important economic sector that contributes to employment and public revenue. Despite mining’s potential to cause long-term negative environmental impacts, governments in the region have a vital role to play in supporting better environmental performance in the sector and ensuring the industry can be a progressive part of a greener economy. This report examines the environmental impacts of mining in the EECCA and provides policy makers with guidance to reconcile environmental and competitiveness objectives in the mining sector.

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Foreword and Acknowledgements

For most countries in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region, mining is an important economic sector that contributes to employment and public revenue. It is also a major historic source of environmental damage, and continues to have the potential for immediate and long-term negative environmental effects. Governments in the region have a vital role to support better environmental performance in the mining sector and ensuring the industry can be a progressive part of a greener economy.

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