|definition||This division covers R&D which primarily benefits or has application to the exploration, mining, extraction and processing of mineral resources, other than energy mineral resources. It includes R&D directed towards environmentally sustainable exploration, extraction and processing of mineral resources.|
|scope note||a) Exploration, mining, extraction, and preparation of energy mineral resources and
energy efficiency are included in Division 17 Energy.
b) Manufacture of processed products from mineral resources, including refining and smelting, is included in Division 24 Manufacturing.
c) Air quality; control of pests, diseases and exotic species; ecosystem assessment and management; flora, fauna and biodiversity; land and water management; rehabilitation of degraded areas; remnant vegetation and conservation areas; soils; and natural hazards in mining environments are included in Divisions 18 Environmental management and 19 Environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards.
|top concept of||2020 original|