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  • Blue logo image
    News
    30 September 2020

    Cursos Virtuales Debida Diligencia en la MAPE y Cumplimiento Minamata

    Curso virtual sobre la aplicación de la debida diligencia de la OCDE para cadenas de suministro responsables de oro en la minería artesanal y de pequeña escala (MAPE) y Sesiones Virtuales en el marco del cumplimiento del Convenio de Minatama

  • Antioquia se suma al compromiso por una Colombia libre de mercurio
    News
    29 September 2020

    planetGOLD en Antioquia: un compromiso estratégico para lograr una Colombia libre de mercurio

    Con un evento virtual integrado por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo, el Ministerio de Minas y Energía, los Ministerios de Salud y Ambiente, la Gobernación de Antioquia, las Alcaldías de de los municipios de Remedios, Segovia, Cáceres, Nechí, El Bagre, Zaragoza y Tarazá, se socializó el proyecto planetGOLD Colombia: “Gestión integrada del mercurio en la pequeña minería y minería de subsistencia”.

  • Mujeres seleccionadoras de Cauca Colombia
    Voices
    29 September 2020

    Women's Voices: Female Empowerment for a Mercury-free Colombia

    In the Cauca region of southwestern Colombia, women mineral selectors rummage through heaps of rocks discarded by local mining operations in search of pieces of ore containing small amounts of gold for them to extract. In a new photo story, get a glimpse of the work these women do, the gender gaps they must contend with, and actions the planetGOLD Colombia project plans aimed at overcoming environmental, human health, and gender equality challenges in this area.

  • ciclo MAPE Responsable 2020
    News
    28 September 2020

    Capacitaciones para una minería artesanal y de pequeña escala responsable en el Perú

    Primer ciclo contará con cuatro talleres virtuales enfocados a la formalización. Está dirigido a los mineros en vías de formalización, funcionarios públicos y profesionales vinculados a la MAPE.

  • planetGOLD Burkina Faso team members sensitizing miners in Dano on gold production without mercury
    Voices
    24 September 2020

    Introducing Clean and Efficient Mercury Free Gold Processing to South West Burkina Faso

    The planetGOLD Burkina Faso project team and their partners recently visited four mining sites located across the country's South Western and Cascades regions with the end goal of selecting the best suited mining site to introduce the pilot mercury free gold processing system.

  • planetGOLD Mongolia Minamata photo exhibit images
    News
    18 September 2020

    Training held in Mongolia on Minamata Convention on Mercury and ASGM

    The planetGOLD Mongolia project organized a training session titled “Minamata Convention on Mercury and ASGM” in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Jargalant city, Khovd province, which coincided with the “Silent Threat of Mercury, Minamata Convention” photo exhibition co-organized by the planetGOLD Mongolia project and the Fresh Water Resource and Nature Conservancy Center.

  • Captura del evento de socialización del proyecto planetGOLD Colombia en Cauca
    News
    15 September 2020

    Con proyecto planetGOLD Colombia, Cauca se une al compromiso por una Colombia libre de mercurio

    A través de una reunión virtual que contó con la participación de más de 60 invitados, el equipo de planetGOLD Colombia realizó la socialización del proyecto “Gestión integrada del mercurio en la pequeña minería y minería de subsistencia” con un conversatorio donde se abordaron sus principales aspectos y se dialogó, además, sobre las oportunidades en el Cauca para lograr una Colombia libre de mercurio.

  • Chemical pollution projects in Ecuador receive USD $299,229
    News
    8 September 2020

    Chemical pollution projects in Ecuador receive USD $299,229

    Ecuador's Ministry of Environment and Water, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have provided USD $299,229.50 for the development of six projects to reduce pollution generated by chemical substances, specifically persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and mercury.These actions will benefit 11,873 people in the provinces of Santa Elena, Pichincha, Azuay, El Oro and Zamora Chinchipe.

  • Issue brief - Improving access to formal finance in artisanal and small-scale gold mining
    News
    1 September 2020

    New Resource: Improving Access to Formal Finance in Artisanal & Small-scale Gold Mining

    In a new issue brief, we review past experiences with delivering financial and allied services to the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector and examine the existing barriers to attracting formal finance and investment in the sector. The brief concludes with recommended interventions for governments, donors and other allies to help improve ASGM’s access to formal finance in the future.

  • Animated image of miners
    News
    20 August 2020

    planetGOLD and Colombia Ministry of Mines and Energy launch "Minería Sin COVID19" campaign

    The planetGOLD project in Colombia, UNDP and the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia, in alliance with six national and international organizations focused on the mining sector, have developed a strategy called #MineríaSinCOVID19 (“Mining Without COVID19”) which includes a comprehensive awareness kit with a biosecurity protocol for workers in small-scale mining and different awareness-raising actions to guide mining communities in different regions of Colombia in the prevention of COVID-19 in mining operations and activities. This initiative had a launch event and a webinar led by the Vice Minister of Mines Carolina Rojas Hayes.

  • Animated image of miners
    News
    20 August 2020

    Colombia Lanza Minería Sin COVID19

    El proyecto planetGOLD, el PNUD y el Ministerio de Minas y Energía de Colombia, en alianza con seis organizaciones nacionales e internacionales enfocadas en el sector minero, desarrollaron un completo módulo de sensibilización que incluye un protocolo unificado de bioseguridad para el autocuidado de los trabajadores en la pequeña minería y minería de subsistencia durante la emergencia sanitaria generada por el COVID-19. La estrategia llamada #MineríaSinCOVID19 integra diferentes acciones de sensibilización para orientar a las comunidades mineras de las diferentes regiones de Colombia en la prevención del Covid-19 en las operaciones y actividades mineras. Esta iniciativa contó con un evento...

  • Miner underground
    Voices
    14 August 2020

    How the Minamata Convention can help “build back better” on ASGM

    On August 16, 2017, the Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force. It was the first new multilateral environmental agreement in over a decade, and it also made history as the first multilateral environmental agreement to explicitly address an informal sector of the economy. As the Minamata Convention commemorates its 3rd anniversary, Programme Management Officer Marianne Bailey draws attention to ASGM National Action Plans as an important part of global efforts to advance the sector's transition to the formal economy and to sustainable development, as well as the critical role they play in improving global supply chains.