With significant areas of overlapping high biodiversity resources and mineral wealth, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) faces increasing pressure from competing uses of land widely considered incompatible. This policy paper reviews the rise of commercial mining and the mining concessions afforded ostensibly at the expense of conservation efforts where protected areas and mining permits overlap. The paper highlights the need for the DRC to review and harmonize multiple and often contradictory laws, strengthen land use laws, and build implemetation and enforcement capacity.
- World Resources Institute WRI
- Managing Land for Mining and Conservation in the Democratic ...
AMETEK Land launches innovative temperature measurement solution for galvannealed and galvanized steel strip
AMETEK Land has developed an innovative new pyrometer for accurately measuring the temperature of galvannealed and galvanized steel strip. The SPOT GS steel application pyrometer provides continuous and accurate temperature measurement of coated steel strip during the galvanneal reaction. This enables steel producers to accurately measure the temperature in a galvanneal furnace, allowing it to run at optimum throughput rates in order to ensure consistent, high-quality, premium-coated steel demanded by the...
Register by 15 November for London symposium on mining and impact assessment
What are the emerging issues and challenges in applying impact assessment (IA) in the mining sector? And how can these issues be tackled? Join leading practitioners in London on 4-5 December for a special symposium on this topic organized by the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). The event, "Improving impact assessment and management in the mining sector," will bring together companies, regulators, lenders, consultants, and civil society representatives to contribute to this discussion. Over...
Cyclops Meltmaster delivers return on investment for Indian foundry liquid metal temperature measurement
The Cyclops 055L-2F Meltmaster portable non-contact thermometer from AMETEK Land offers high-quality castings producer, PSG Foundries, accurate temperature measurement of liquid metal, while providing a much higher level of operator safety and achieving significant savings on consumables. PSG Foundries, the foundry division of PSG and Sons based in Coimbatore, India, was established in 1974 to supply high-quality castings for engineering industries both at home and overseas. The foundry produces a wide range of...
Points to Consider While Calculating the Cost of a Plastic Pyrolysis Plant in Malaysia
Waste recycling is considered the need of the hour currently. The growth from the energy crisis has forced the professionals to generate this ingenious technique of recycling waste material. Among the various techniques that are used nowadays in this times, the creation of plastic pyrolysis plant is the most effective. If you are also wondering to give it a shot and then make millions from it, and then there are few things you need to take into consideration before calculating the expense of the plastic pyrolysis...
Nanotechnology for contaminated land Remediation in Europe and beyond
A four year, €14 million research project funded through the European Commission FP7 called NanoRem has recently commenced. The overarching aim of NanoRem is to develop, and support the appropriate use of, nanotechnology for contaminated land remediation in Europe (known as nanoremediation). NanoRem will focus on facilitating practical, safe, economic and exploitable nanotechnology for insitu remediation. This will be undertaken in parallel with developing a comprehensive understanding of the: environmental...