Mining, Materials, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 2030 and Beyond provides a systematic assessment of how the mining and materials sector contributes to the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) set forth by the United Nations in 2015. While the target date of 2030 is considered a benchmark for reaching these goals, the book looks beyond this date and considers a longer-term vision.


  • Written by a consortium of authors from developing and developed countries
  • Offers coverage of environmental, economic, and social dimensions of the SDGs
  • Follows the 17 SDGs and includes a short chapter on each, followed by a case example
  • Includes longer conceptual chapters that consider cross-cutting issues as well


Aimed at those working in minerals, mining, and materials, this work offers readers a practical vision of how these sectors can have a positive impact on meeting these vital global targets.

chapter Goal 1|6 pages

End Poverty in All Its Forms Everywhere

ByGraham A. Davis

chapter Goal 2|8 pages

End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture

Zero Hunger: Fertiliser Industry’s Potential Contribution – A Case Study
ByP.B. Anand, C. Parra, J. Weakliam

chapter Goal 3|14 pages

Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages

ByFrancesca Viliani, Mirko S. Winkler

chapter Goal 4|10 pages

Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All

ByNicole M. Smith, Karin E. Olson Hoal, John F.H. Thompson

chapter Goal 5|12 pages

Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls

ByVictoria R. Nalule

chapter Goal 7|8 pages

Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All

ByCristian Parra, Joseph Kirschke, Saleem H. Ali

chapter Goal 11|18 pages

Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable

ByLaura García Jaramillo

chapter Goal 12|8 pages

Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns

ByDamien Giurco

chapter Goal 13|14 pages

Take Urgent Action to Combat Climate Change and Its Impacts

ByEstelle Levin-Nally, Blanca Racionero Gómez

chapter Goal 15|22 pages

Mining and Life on Land

ByKirsten Dales, Paul Cordy

chapter Goal 16|26 pages

Mining, Formalization and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

ByJorden de Haan

chapter Goal 17|14 pages

Strengthen the Means of Implementation and Revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

ByJennifer Peyser, Stephen D’Esposito