Biodiversity positive mining for the net zero challenge (Bio+Mine project)
Partners: Natural History Museum, Imperial College London, De La Salle University, Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), and the University of New South Wales Sydney (UNSW)
Summary: Mines deliver essential metals, such as copper, that are crucial for the energy transition to arrest climate change, yet their legacy has often resulted in areas that have physio-chemical properties that are unable to support sustainable post-mining activities and can have negative impacts on local ecosystem biodiversity and communities. The Bio+Mine project, focusing on the Sto. Niño mine site in the Philippines aims to devise sustainable interventions for degraded mine sites that leave nature positive sustainable landscapes.