The Greenland Minerals Authority (GMA) is a collective term for the authorities within the Government of Greenland responsible for all aspects of the mineral exploration and mining in Greenland.
Ministry of Mineral Resources and Labour
The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Labour is responsible for strategy and policy making, and legal aspects of mineral resources and labour in Greenland. It is also the authority responsible for all socio-economic aspects of mineral resources, including social impact assessment (SIA) and Impact Benefit Agreements (IBA). The Department of Geology within the Ministry provides geological advice related to licence applications and guidelines, delivers new geoscience data, and promotes Greenland’s mineral resources internationally.
Mineral Licence and Safety Authority
The Mineral Licence and Safety Authority (MLSA) within the Ministry is the one-door administrative authority for licences, mineral resource activities, and licence-related safety matters including supervision and inspections. Licensees and other parties covered by the Mineral Resources Act communicate with the MLSA and receive all notifications, documents and decisions from the MLSA.
Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities
The Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities (EAMRA), under the Ministry of Environment and Nature, is the administrative authority for environmental matters relating to mineral and hydrocarbon resource activities, including protection of the environment and nature, environmental liability and environmental impact assessments.