Mining & Community Development
Botswana Climate Change Network is working closely with communities to raise awareness and sensitise about the impacts of coal mining on the environment. BCCN focuses on capacitating the local communities about the threats of mining , its severe ecological , social and economic damage . The Organisation assists communities to create platforms where villagers and relevant authorities are able to communicate the ongoing mine developments in their respective villages and future prospects of these developments. It is important that regulations are put in place to mandate mines to plan for environmental consequences brought by mining during operation through to decommissioning. Regulatory certainties with regards to greenhouse gas mitigation need to be establiblished before mitigation efforts take hold in the mining sector. .