Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities (EAMRA)

P.O. Box 1614
3900 Nuuk
eamra@nanoq.gl


Contact Info

Steen Christensen

Head of Agency

Oq./Tel.: +299 34 68 38 / +299 56 06 60
chrs@nanoq.gl

Nette Levermann

Special Advisor

Case Management.
Oq./Tel.: +299 34 56 94
netl@nanoq.gl

Jens Vassard

Head of Section

Communication and case management.
Oq./Tel.: +299 34 54 88
jeva@nanoq.gl

Zenica Gosvig Larsen

Special Advisor

Case Management.
Oq./Tel.: +299 34 51 38
zegl@nanoq.gl




Martin Eriksen

Head of Section

IT Technician Development and Case Management.
Oq./Tel.: +299 34 64 27
mart@nanoq.gl


Partner organizations

Danish Centre For Environment And Energy, Aarhus University

Department of Environment and Minerals, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

Anders Mosbech

Head of Research and Advisory, Senior Researcher

Josephine Nymand

head of department

Frederiksborgvej 399
bygning I2.13
4000 Roskilde
Oq./Tel.: +45 87 15 86 86/+45 29 44 02 03
amo@bios.au.dk
DCE - Danish Centre For Environment And Energy
Grønlands Naturinstitut
Postboks 570
3900 Nuuk
Oq./Tel.: +299 36 12 34
jony@natur.gl
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

The videos are available in Danish and Greenlandic.

Info about us

The Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities was established on the 1st of January 2013 after Inatsisartut adopted an amendment to the Mineral Resource Act. The Environmental Agency is an agency under the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Research.

Together the Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities and the The Mineral License and Safety Authority form the Mineral Resource Authority in Greenland. The legal basis governing the Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities is the Mineral Resource Act and provisions laid down under the Act.

The Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities cooperates closely with DCE/Danish Center for Environment and Energy and with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GN), Pinngortitaleriffik.

The cooperation implements the provisions of the Mineral Resource Act stating that assessments and decisions of the Mineral Resources Authority regarding environmental issues must be based on assessments and proposals for decisions from one or more scientific and independent environmental institutions.

The Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities also cooperates with the Departement of Environment and Contingency Management and Departement of Nature and Climate within the Ministry for Agriculture, Self-Sufficiency, Energy and Environment , and with The Mineral License and Safety Authority.

The aim is i.e. to ensure a continued focus on protection of the environment and nature and on developing society on a scientific and sustainable basis respecting human conditions of life and respecting preservation of animal and plant life. Furthermore, the environmental competences within the area of the Mineral Resources Authority are rooted in a professional cooperation with the general environmental authority.

When applying for an exploitation license for mineral deposits in Greenland, an assessment of possible effects on the environment must be prepared, which is called an EIA report. You can see the guidelines for an EIA report here.

If you wish to apply for a license under the Mineral Resource Act as a citizen or a company you must apply with the The Mineral Licence and Safety Authority. The Mineral Licence and Safety Authority coordinates the processing of applications etc. with other authorities, including the Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities.

The videos are available in Danish and Greenlandic.

The videos are available in Danish and Greenlandic.

Agreements

The videos are available in Danish and Greenlandic.

The videos are available in Danish and Greenlandic.


Overview of the mineral resources administration

Ministry of Mineral Resources

Ministry for Agriculture, Self-Sufficiency, Energy and Environment

Mineral Licence and Safety Authority

Environmental Agency for Mineral Resources Activities

Hard minerals Nature, environmental and climate conditions
Assessment of social sustainability Environmental impact assessment

Licences and approvals for hard minerals, small scale, sand/gravel and scientific studies in the field of mineral resources

Requirements and conditions relate to nature, environment and climate conditions in licences and approvals concerning hard minerals, oil and gas, small scale, sand/gravel and scientific studies.


Communication lines in the administration