Mining, “social license” and local level agreements in mongolia

Dalaibuyan, Byambajav (2015). Mining, “social license” and local level agreements in mongolia. In: Dick Pratt, Proceedings from the International Conference on Perspectives on the Development of Energy and Mineral Resources Hawaiʻi, Mongolia and Germany. International Conference on Perspectives on the Development of Energy and Mineral Resources Hawaiʻi, Mongolia and Germany, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States, (). 11-13 February, 2015.

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Author Dalaibuyan, Byambajav
Title of paper Mining, “social license” and local level agreements in mongolia
Conference name International Conference on Perspectives on the Development of Energy and Mineral Resources Hawaiʻi, Mongolia and Germany
Conference location Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States
Conference dates 11-13 February, 2015
Convener The College of Social Sciences and School of Asia and Pacific Studies at the University of Hawai'i
Proceedings title Proceedings from the International Conference on Perspectives on the Development of Energy and Mineral Resources Hawaiʻi, Mongolia and Germany
Place of Publication University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA
Publication Year 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Editor Dick Pratt
Total pages 17
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract/Summary There is an increasing trend in the global mining industry affirming the importance of operating in accordance with a “social license.” In Mongolia, as the mining sector grew rapidly in the past decade, there has been increasing pressure from local civil society and community groups to incorporate interests of local stakeholders and communities in mining development. An important change in the mining legislation addressing community-company relations was the mandatory requirement for “local-level agreements” (LLAs) between mining companies and host local governments that was introduced in 2006. This paper reviews changes in relations between mining companies and local stakeholders in Mongolia and examines the application of LLAs and their implications for gaining a social license to operate. Agreements may be widely viewed as useful for securing or maintaining local support for a resource project from the business risk perspective. However, a broader view and dialogue that defines resource development as embedded in sustainable local development is necessary to manage well the impacts and benefits of mining.
Keyword Mining - social aspects
Mongolia
Social licence to operate
Agreements
Community development
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Tue, 22 Dec 2015, 13:37:53 EST by Byambajav Dalaibuyan on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining