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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were a remarkable advancement when adopted by the United Nations in 2015. For the first time, the world committed towards a broad spectrum of common goals ranging from climate action to sustainable economic growth, from life below water to sustainable cities, from ending hunger and poverty to responsible consumption and production, and from reduced inequalities to inclusive industrialization; a clear recognition that the preservation of our biosphere depends on the sustainable stewardship of planet Earth.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were a remarkable advancement when adopted by the United Nations in 2015. For the first time, the world committed towards a broad spectrum of common goals ranging from climate action to sustainable economic growth, from life below water to sustainable cities, from ending hunger and poverty to responsible consumption and production, and from reduced inequalities to inclusive industrialization; a clear recognition that the preservation of our biosphere depends on the sustainable stewardship of planet Earth.

According to sustainable development indicators, Ukraine is far behind European countries. Ukraine faces a number of environmental issues that impact human well-being and biodiversity. As one of the key problems, mining plays a very important role in stimulating the economy of Ukraine. On the other, overexploitation has led to the depletion of natural resources as minerals and water. Mining activities have long-term impacts on terrestrial ecosystems, including land degradation, deforestation, loss of fertile topsoil, changes in the topography and hydrologic conditions, and pollution of usable surface and groundwater, including drinking water supply. Solid and sometimes toxic waste is accumulating due to outdated technologies, unsustainable consumption and insufficient recycling practices. However, rehabilitation and reclamation of degraded areas, as well as the use of clean green energy will make these regions more attractive for life. In addition, when the mining exploits natural resources that are not renewable, it is necessary to transform the mine land into the other forms to support sustainable development.

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