The case for harmonizing mining and resources laws
- Published: Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:52
- Written by ASIA Miner News
By Robert Milbourne, Partner, Registered Foreign Lawyer, K&L Gates
THE desire to bring about ‘sustainable’ development of our natural resources is increasingly being championed by governments, industry and civil society. There is, of course, nothing sustainable about extracting a finite resource. Sustainability, then, is arguably about the process of extraction to minimize any negative impact on people and the environment, and maximize the productive aspects of the endeavor for the collective good.