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Tenorm: Uncommon Earths Mining Wastes

Hence, there is a want for a set of REE-precise criteria and indicators to supplement International Reporting Initiative–based indicators. This chapter identifies existing indicator sets and lays out the significance of helpful communication in estimating a mine’s contribution to sustainable development and gaining the social license to operate. Then, 31 criteria and indicators are proposed to assistance a decision on the sustainability of REE mining projects. The proposed and selected criteria and indicators can be utilised by stakeholders and assist selection and policy makers, and can also be made use of to estimate baseline circumstances for social, economic, environmental, geopolitical,...