Last year, I found myself in a remote corner of Central Africa. I was there to assist a multinational corporation identify and mitigate environmental, health, safety, and social risks at a mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The scope of the work included applying good international industry practices, benchmarking against technologies and operations in other countries, and ensuring operations are consistent with the laws and expectations in the DRC. This work crystallized in my mind the internationalization of environmental law. The experience also demonstrated the far-reaching implications of multinational corporations’ decisions and the demands on companies that operate globally.
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