Abandoned mines: problems, issues and policy challenges for decision makers

United Nations Environment Programme (2001)

The objective of this workshop was to start discussion in several areas including: a) What is our current state of knowledge with respect to abandoned mines in each of our countries b) What criteria should be used to prioritize remediation efforts c) How should responsibility and costs be shared neither governments nor industry nor communities have the financial resources to solve this issue alone d) What do you recommend as the next step in this discussion.