Sustainability strategies for dimension stones industry based on Northwest region of Espírito Santo State, Brazil

Macedo, Dione, Mori Junior, Renzo and Pimentel Mizusaki, Ana Maria (2017) Sustainability strategies for dimension stones industry based on Northwest region of Espírito Santo State, Brazil. Resources Policy, 52 207-216. doi:10.1016/j.resourpol.2017.03.005


Author Macedo, Dione
Mori Junior, Renzo
Pimentel Mizusaki, Ana Maria
Title Sustainability strategies for dimension stones industry based on Northwest region of Espírito Santo State, Brazil
Journal name Resources Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-4207
1873-7641
Publication date 2017-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.resourpol.2017.03.005
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 52
Start page 207
End page 216
Total pages 10
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract This article analyses proposals to reinforce positive effects and mitigate negative impacts derived from dimension stone mining. The strategies proposed for sustainable development take into consideration the importance and problems related to exploitation, as well as to long-term sustainability of a productive pole in a participatory process involving foresight. In addition, it also suggests a short-term strategy: a sustainability certification scheme for this activity. In spite of the intrinsic challenges, the proposals can potentially improve the dimension stone industry, turning this activity more sustainable through the adoption of social and environmental practices, not only through economy-related ones. In this sense, it is extremely important to encourage cooperation among the mining sectors, the society, and federal, state and municipal governments in the process to consolidate advantages and opportunities, not only for this industry, but also for the communities in the region where is installed the main production hub of dimension stone of the Espírito Santo State.
Keyword Dimension stone
Foresight
Sustainability Certification scheme
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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