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Unit Code: GMQ434

Unit Name: Environment and Social Aspects

Description: This Unit will introduce the student to the environmental and social aspects of mining with a particular focus on Fiji and its future development aspirations. The requirements for environmental and social baseline studies as part of mineral exploration and exploitation will be considered including the data that needs to be collected. The importance of ongoing monitoring and engagement and support of all stakeholders (including the role of women and youth) will be discussed within the context of the industry being an ?end-to-end process?. A case study at the Waimanu Quarry operated by Flame Tree will build upon the land management case study at the same site. Case studies from outside of Fiji will be introduced as necessary and include examples of phosphate mining in Nauru, nickel mining in New Caledonia, and mining in Papua New Guinea.

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Prerequisite: GMQ421

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 5

Offered In: Quarter 3