Sector Programme
Extractives and Development

Environment, Climate and Society

Kohletagebau Garzweiler

Environment, Climate and Society Climate-sensitive Mining Interner Link

The growing global demand for raw materials offers opportunities for resource-rich developing and emerging economies, but also presents them with challenges: Without climate and environmentally friendly mining practices, negative impacts of mining may increase, the climate footprint may be burdened and the environment in surrounding communities affected.

Mine in Peru

Environment, Climate and Society Environment and Mining Interner Link

Deforestation, pollution of water, air and soil or the loss of biodiversity are potential consequences of raw material extraction. The Sector Programme works to minimise environmental risks in mining.

ASM Arbeiterin mit Baby

Environment, Climate and Society Strengthening Gender Justice in the Extractive Sector Interner Link

Impacts of the mining sector affect women and girls differently than men. Women suffer more from the negative impacts of mining, such as soil and water pollution or the risk of disease. Mining is one of the least gender-equal work sectors in the world. Learn more about gender equality in mining and how the sector programme is working to achieve it.

ASM-Arbeiter in Sierra Leone

Environment, Climate and Society Indigenous Rights and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in the Mining Sector Interner Link

The sector programme supports with its activities the implementation of indigenous rights and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to create a responsible supply chains and a sustainable mining sector.