Action plan for sustainable extractive industies in Finland - Maija Uusisuo

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Action plan for sustainable extractive industies in Finland
Maija Uusisuo

Mining On Top: Helsinki 2013
16-17 September 2013 | Helsinki

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  • 1. Action plan for sustainable extractive industies in Finland 16.9.2013 Maija Uusisuo Development Manager Ministry of Employment and the Economy Mobile phone: +358 50 5919888 e-mail: maija.uusisuo(at)tem.fi www.tem.fi/cleantech
  • 2. Content of the presentation • Governmental support to the mining sector • Making Finland a leader in the sustainable extractive industry – action plan • Implementation status of the action plan
  • 3. Government is committed in developing sustainable mining sector 2008 government decided to support investments, education and training related to mining industry October 2010 mineral strategy July 2011 mining act 2011 Green Mining programme funded by Tekes 2011development of mining industry was included in the governmental agenda 2012 allocation of 30 M€ for financing mining industry and technology in the state budget April 2013 Action plan for development of sustainable mining
  • 4. Making Finland a leader in the sustainable extractive industry – action plan
  • 5. Starting point for the action plan Vision 2030: Finland is a leader in sustainable extractive industry Extractive industries have to be environmentally  socially and  economically sustainable
  • 6. Key issues in achieving sustainable extractive industries • Companies operate in a sustainable manner • Operational environment and public sector sets requirements and supports sustainable development • Co-operation with other companies, stakeholders, researchers, authorities etc. speeds up implementation of sustainable actions
  • 7. Players and focus areas in the action plan Industry Public sector All parties in co-operation Continuous improvement Open communications Dialogue with stakeholders Good administration Encouragement & remuneration Competence Sustainable use of raw materials Development of the operating environment Growth through internationality Export of technologies and services Information management and communication
  • 8. Measures for the industry Industry Continuous improvement Dialogue with stakeholders Water management plans and development of water technology Safety of mines and quarries Sorting of waste, utilisation of tailings and waste rock Improvement of energy-efficiency Adoption of CSR programmes, development of indicators, monitoring and reporting Interactive dialogue with various stakeholder groups Search of synergies with local actors for subcontracting Open communications Development of companies communication a more rapid and open direction Kuva: Finstone.com/Jari Sandkvist
  • 9. Measures for the public sector Public sector Good administration Leadership through competence Sustainable use of raw materials Development of the operating environment Impacts mining projects on valuable natural environments and the operational preconditions of local industries Development of the research strategy Description of permitting processes and roles of authorities National land use guidelines and it’s steering role Development of processes and methods to support reconciliation of conflicting interests Training plan to increase knowhow and labour for the needs of sustainable extractive industry Adequate resources for permit and oversight authorities Guidebooks for stakeholder groups Improvement of cooperation, division of work and specialisation Long-term exploration and modelling for ensuring the resource base Identification and elimination of obstacles to recycling and steering methods and incentives for recycling of mineral products Development of transport connections for existing mines Availability of reasonably priced energy Development of anticipation, decision-making and funding models for transport needs
  • 10. Measures to be conducted in co-operation Encouragement and remuneration Growth through internationality Export of technologies and services Information management and communication Enhance sustainable development through advocacy and prominence in international forums Active participation in preparation of EU initiatives and programmes Improved Nordic co-operation Corporate and scientists networks between Finnish and Russian minerals clusters Cooperation between Finland and Sweden in support of exports Plan to enhance export Support for companies aiming at international markets Internationalisation of Finnish consulting, measurement and monitoring companies Financial instruments for investments in value chain development Subsidies to support implementation of new methods of mitigating environmental impacts and surpassing legislative requirements Funding for reconciliation work and the implementation of agreed solutions Award for sustainable extractive industries Collection, processing and dissemination of information All parties in co-operation Kuva: Sandvik
  • 11. From plan to implementation • Proposed actions to be competed by 2019 • Long term objectives have been described to 2030 • Indicators measuring the general development of sector and for each activity are used to follow implementation of the action plan • Steering committee is being appointed for implementation of the action plan • Round table meeting will be arranged annually 0,00 50,00 100,00 150,00 200,00 250,00 300,00 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012e 2013e 2014e 2015e 2016e 2017e 2018e 2019e 2020e milliontonnes Metal ores Leftover rock
  • 12. Implementation status Agreed by the steering group • Reporting of the voluntary measures by the industries will be reported in steering group meetings • Measures number 20, 21, 22, 31, 32, and 33 will be implemented by authorities • Measures number 10, 13, 18, 19, 34, and 35 will be conducted separately according to the plan for each measure • Implementation is planned in operational groups for • Administration processes • Enhancement of export • Training and research • International co-operation
  • 13. More information Making Finland a leader in sustainable extractive industry – action plan http://www.tem.fi/files/37130/TEMjul_22_2013_web_04072013.pdf The action plan in Finnish can be downloaded at https://www.tem.fi/files/36550/TEMjul_15_2013_web_29042013.pdf Progress of the implementation will be disseminated • by e-mails to relevant interest groups • by stakeholders using their contacts and tools • at the internet pages of the ministry of employment and the economy and the ministry of environment http://www.tem.fi/ajankohtaista/vireilla/strategiset_ohjelmat_ja_karkih ankkeet/cleantechin_strateginen_ohjelma • By public media
  • 14. Thank you for your attention