Remediation of mining areas and adaptation to climate change

In this course we will share with the participants the lessons learned in the process of environmental remediation and closure of more than 300 years of the Cape Breton mining area in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, and we will present cases of good practices of remediation and adaptation of the activity of mining to climate change in other mining regions of the world.

Course plan

  1. History, challenges and remediation process in Cape Breton (Nova Scotia – Canada) and other regions in the world.
  2. Collaborative approach for economic development: National, regional and local government; Industry, academia and communities.
  3. Indigenous participation and strengthening of their creative capacities
  4. Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Considerations in the Design of Waste Piles
  5. Management program and remedial objectives of a mining closure program
  6. Adapting mining to climate change: Environmental remediation with purpose

30 hours

Virtual mode

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Training methodology

  • Master talk
  • Workshops and practices
  • Discussions

Professional profile

Experience or interest in working in the energy / mining or related industry or in governmental and non-governmental organizations related to these fields.

Acquired skills

  • Provide participants with alternatives and solutions so that the mining sector in the country prepares, reviews or adjusts it’s mine closure and abandonment plans accordingly.
  • Comprehensively address issues related to technical remediation procedures; regulatory and legal compliance frameworks; restoration and reclamation plans; monitoring, maintenance and future use of the land; renewable energy opportunities; compensation practices and trends.
  • See in detail the post-remediation and post-mining activities.
  • Review the role of stakeholders and the involvement of indigenous communities, the participation of the government, consultants and the Academy.


  • Prepare and develop remediation plans
  • Potentiate opportunities in responsible mining under climate change


You will receive a Certificate of Completion signed by the Director of the Institute and the Instructor of the course. This certificate will recognize your organization for its effort and good sustainability practices, and also each of the participants for their professional advancement.

More than an expert

Professionals linked to companies in the extractive sector, agribusiness, government professionals in charge of risk and disaster management offices, professionals and technicians recently graduated from any career, as well as independent entrepreneurs.

Learn from experience

We have leading experts on the subject who are in the field of directed research and also have professional experience applied in each of their sectors. We provide shared experiences and professional opinions on managing emergencies and natural disasters.

Interactive learning

We transform the learning experience through interactive platforms like Brightspace to generate memorable encounters between educators and students, bringing learning to life in a dynamic way no matter where they are.

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