Experience of Mining Regions Transformation

Areas: analytical study, regional development, post-industrial development, social impact, environmental impact, crosssectorial collaboration, regional development programmes, industrial transformation, benchmark studies

Commissioned by the Ekodiya Centre of Environmental Initiatives, PPV Knowledge Networks has produced a study on mining regions’ experience with shift from dependancy on coal industry. We have looked at the European examples, both successful and unsuccessful, have gathered information on all national and regional programmes related to mine closure in Ukraine, as well as analyzed recommendations devised by the donor-funded projects. The report contains recommendations for Donbas regional and local authorities on reducing social and environmental impact from mine closure.