The AUA Center for Responsible Mining has launched a new project called the Mining Legislation Reform Initiative (MLRI), which is made possible through founding support from the Tufenkian Foundation.
MLRI is a multi-year effort to ensure that mining in Armenia provides sufficient benefit to the country and local communities. MLRI will do this by drafting and passing legislation that elevates the socio-economic benefits of mining, while reducing the negative environmental and public-health impacts.
A key component of the MLRI will be collaborating and partnering with civil society, advocacy groups, academic institutions, as well as relevant national and international organizations. Importantly, MLRI will work with the key governmental and legislative bodies in getting the draft legislation passed into law.