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This EIA checklist is extracted from the "SPREP Strengthening Environmental Impact Assessment: Guidelines for Pacific Island Countries and Territories (2016)".

Effective asset management planning in Pacific Island countries is critical for the sustainable maintenance and preservation of infrastructure. Condition assessment is an integral part of asset management for those agencies responsible for infrastructure services.

The world is changing rapidly, and the agricultural sector will need to shift toward more sustainable forms of production to remain viable over the long term. Enabling this shift is crucial for a sector that underpins human well-being by remaining the main source of global food security.

Mine closure is a complex, multidisciplinary undertaking requiring several years of planning and a coordinated effort from government and industry stakeholders, ideally beginning at the earliest stages of mine planning.

Throughout the history of mining, technological innovation has played a vital role across all cycles of mining projects. The new wave of technological adoption is a combination of evolutionary and revolutionary technologies, with an increasing focus on the latter.

The responsible management of natural resources and ecosystems—including soils, plants, animals, water and air, and the services they provide—is central to the efforts of any society seeking to become more sustainable.

Technological advancements are fundamentally changing the face of the mining sector. While such evolution in mining is nothing new, today’s innovations are taking hold with remarkable speed and having widespread effects on workforce demand and beyond.

Key water security issues are broken down into three main categories: water quality, water quantity, and social impacts. In mine water issues, water quality often supersedes quantity, as other industries, particularly agricultural, consume more water.