Sustainable development themes

Mining and minerals

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Trucks at Chuquicamata, the world's largest open-pit copper mine
Magnus von Koeller

Perspectives on Mining and minerals

Tim Smit | The Eden Project

Tim Smit describes the genesis of the Eden Project in a Cornish garden, the nail-biting challenges of redeveloping a big hole in the ground, and what has become one of the most well-known mining regeneration projects in the world.

Chandran Nair | Sustainable consumption

Chandran Nair looks at progress made towards sustainable consumption, and finds more to lament than to celebrate...


Timeline for Mining and minerals

Go to Sustainable Development Timeline to see milestones for all themes.