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Mining After Johannesburg

Mining After Johannesburg
An Assessment of Post-WSSD Political Options

Published: September 1, 2002

By: Jozsef Feiler

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR.................................................................................. II
ABOUT MINERAL POLICY CENTER ........................................................ II
TABLE OF CONTENTS .............................................................................. III
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ..........................................................................IV
1. INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................1
2. AN ASSESSMENT OF PAST AND CURRENT INITIATIVES ..............3
2.1 WHITEHORSE MINING INITIATIVE (WMI) ......................................... 3
2.2 WORLD COMMISSION ON DAMS....................................................... 5
2.3 FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL ................................................. 8
2.4 LAND-MINES BAN CAMPAIGN ......................................................... 10
2.5 LESSONS FROM OTHER INITIATIVES ........................................... 11
2.6 TYPES OF POLICY INSTRUMENTS - THEIR MERITS AND PROBLEMS................................................................................................. 13
3. THE CURRENT PROPOSALS ............................................................ 22
3.1 CANADIAN/SOUTH AFRICAN PROPOSAL..................................... 22
3.2 UNEP PROPOSAL............................................................................... 26
3.3 GMI/MMSD............................................................................................. 28
3.4 COMPARISON OF THE THREE PROPOSALS ............................. 38
3.5 WSSD PROCESS................................................................................ 40
4. THE UNEP CN CODE: HOW NOT TO CONDUCT AMUTLISTAKEHOLDER PROCESS...................................................... 43
5. STAKEHOLDER REPRESENTATION - NGO VIEW ....................... 46

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