Response to Land Use Change

Rehabilitation of Coal Mines in Australia

Along with air and water, soil is an essential element when considering the global environment. In recent years, along with world population growth, areas that used to be green belts have been developed and converted to agricultural land at an accelerated rate. The United Nations has pointed out the importance of initiatives related to Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). Land-use changes can result in the loss of CO2 sinks and have serious adverse effects from the perspective of climate change. In addition, nutrient-rich topsoil, which had been protected from wind and rain by forests, has been lost due to deforestation, leading to desertification. The Idemitsu Group is actively engaged in projects to minimize the environmental impact of changes in land use.

Status of Rehabilitation at Coal Mining Sites in Australia
  • (Unit: ha)
Category 2018 results 2019 results 2020 results 2021 forecast
A. Mining sites 1300.5 1433.9 1530.0 1548.6
B. Unrehabilitated sites 1062.3 1338.6 1406.3 1385.4
C. Completed preparation for rehabilitation N/A N/A N/A N/A
D. Sites currently undergoing rehabilitation 238.2 263.7 292.1 320.5
E. Rehabilitated sites None None None None
A site that was rehabilitated in 2018
(two years after rehabilitation)
A site that was rehabilitated in 2016
(four years after rehabilitation)
A site that was rehabilitated in 2008
(12 years after rehabilitation)
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