Challenge the practice is addressing: MIREU Tool 5.1 is a Community-Company Environmental Monitoring Plan (CCEMP). It is a negotiated agreement between local communities and the mining company operating in the area. The CCEMP is a sort of a roadmap for monitoring negative environmental impacts of a mining project and it should be created in close collaboration with the local community members and other stakeholders.
Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: The tool is presented through three key points: 1) the company developing the CCEMP in collaboration with stakeholders should decide – first, how to collect and interpret data before and after a certain activity is conducted – and second, what are the actions to take when issues are reported and how the results from the monitoring process will be communicated, 2) creating a committee (consisting of various stakeholders) for environmental monitoring is encouraged and 3) follow-up measures to deal with potential negative environmental impacts should be defined and agreed.
Expected impact/goal of the practice: The expected impact of the CCEMP is that companies and local communities will establish functional means of collaboration in order to monitor environmental impacts together.
Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? The target group of the practice are companies.