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146 Arctic Yearbook 2015 Table 1. Comparison of key strategies, policy tools and social acceptance promoting sustainability of mining by country. Finland 0.6% Sweden 1.0% Greenland (no production) Russia 4.4% 1 12 41 61 National Mining Strategy 2010 New mining act 2011 Action plan 2013 Economic growth, regional development, attract intern. investors, mining cluster, innovations for environment and technology, public acceptance In Lapland acceptance good, Talvivaara influenced negatively, policies for improving the situation Standards at good level, problems in water pollution, renewed regulation National Mining Strategy 2013 National Oil & Mineral Strategy 2014-2018 Mineral Strategy of Development until 2030 Economic growth, national companies and investors, mining cluster, innovations for environment and technology, public acceptance Economic growth, local employment and education, national sovereignty, community acceptance Economic growth, support of national economy, national control of resources, coordinate common targets, improvement of legislation General acceptance high, some conflicts rising Mining is high political issue, critique towards government policy and participation practices Recent revisions in the legal framework, no experience yet General acceptance high, some conflicts with indigenous people, civil socie