February 2022
Volume 74    Issue 2

Post-mining – A holistic approach

Kretschmann, Jurgen

ABSTRACT:

The European climate and energy framework for 2030 is highlighting the reduction of man-made CO2 by increasing the use of renewable energy. In this spirit, Germany has decided to erase coal use as an energy source by 2038 completely. This strategy premises a feasible, responsible and sustainable post-mining management. The Research Institute for Post-Mining (FZN) at the TH Georg Agricola University in Bochum, Germany, has developed a holistic approach to meet post-mining challenges. In all efforts, the FZN aims to achieve the fundamental goals of the United Nations to deal with the resources of our planet responsibly and sustainably.

Full-text paper:
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (2020) 37:1401–1409, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-020-00265-y

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