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Calls for sustainable growth amid Pacific mining boom

Author: Jemima Garrett, Pacific Beat, Radio Australia, Published on: 20 March 2013

…Pacific Island ministers and development experts have called on governments to ensure mining companies respect the environment and comply with international transparency standards. More than 60 participates...from eight countries attended a high-level symposium on extractive industries…in Fiji…[The outcome] called for respect for the environment and human rights, and for transparent revenue distribution. Gas, gold, copper, nickel and deep sea minerals are only some of the Pacific Islands resources attracting new interest from global mining companies…

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