This summer I completed a remote internship with the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance. As a Public Health and Climate Change Intern, I was tasked with a project that combined research and communications tasks through reviewing the topics of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in mining communities and the link between mining and climate change. I worked to review existing research and fill in any knowledge gaps, with the culminating goal of preparing fact sheets on topics for diverse stakeholders. I reviewed a set of materials on two key topics: 1) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in mining communities, within the context of a broader commitment to protecting public health, and 2) the link between mining and climate change, including how mined materials can support green energy transition and what safeguards should be in place so that extraction doesn't do greater harm than good.
Curtis-Hardy, Maggie, "Public Health and Climate Change Internship with the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance" (2021). All Internship Reflections. 2153.
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