The Social Aspects of Mine Closure Research Consortium

The Social Aspects of Mine Closure Research Consortium is a multi-party, industry-university research collaboration. The consortium was established in 2019 to conduct research that challenges accepted industry norms and practices, and demands new approaches that place people at the centre of mine closure.




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NEW: Reports available

CSRM has released six research reports after the first year of the consortium’s work.

Each report is accompanied by a short narrated presentation summarising the work.

Available here

About this consortium

The consortium is an initiative of the Sustainable Minerals Institute’s (SMI’s) Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) at The University of Queensland.

SMI is a world-leading research institute that is developing knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the global mining and resource industry, and training the next generation of industry and community leaders.

CSRM, one of SMI’s six inter-disciplinary centres, is committed to improving the social performance of the industry globally. Our focus is on the social, cultural, economic and political challenges that occur when change is brought about by mineral resource extraction. We contribute to industry change through independent research, teaching and by convening and participating in multi-stakeholder dialogue processes.

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