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Navigating community transitions away from mining

The shift away from mining presents substantial livelihood security challenges for mining communities, but documented mining closures offer insights into how to ensure a successful transition. Secure community transitions require support from governments in the form of proactive planning, locally led collaborative responses and targeted investments.

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Fig. 1: Mining communities in various stages of transition.
Fig. 2: Three-step approach to community transition away from mining.


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The author acknowledges the financial support received from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 884761, CESMINE project.

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Svobodova, K. Navigating community transitions away from mining. Nat Energy 8, 1054–1057 (2023).

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