Harnessing opportunities for good governance of health impacts of mining projects in Mongolia: results of a global partnership

Health impact assessment research study released –

In recognition of the opportunity provided in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) to influence the extent to which health issues could be addressed in the design and delivery of mining projects, an international and intersectoral partnership, with the support of WHO and public funds from Canadian sources including CIRDI, engaged over a period of six years in a series of capacity development activities and knowledge translation/dissemination events aimed at influencing policy change in the extractives sector so as to include consideration of human health impacts.

The results of the partnership demonstrate that when specific conditions are met, integrating health into the EIA system represents a promising avenue to ensure that mining activities contribute to wider sustainable development goals and objectives.

Read the research report here.

Learn about the CIRDI project: Health Impact Assessment Learning and Development Program, Mongolia

Published July 10, 2017

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