This guide presents an updated
version of ICMM’s 2008 Planning
for integrated mine closure: toolkit.
Like the earlier version, guidance
is provided on critical aspects of
mine closure focused on an iterative
process, from the earliest stages of
knowledge gathering, engagement
and planning. The updated
guide provides emphasis on the
importance of social transitioning,
progressive closure and strategies
for relinquishment and closure
governance. The guide also includes
tools at the back of this document to
help support planning for closure.
Integrated mine closure is a dynamic
and iterative process that takes into
account environmental, social and
economic considerations at an early
stage of mine development.