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Overview of guidance for preparing an artisanal and small-scale gold mining National Action Plan to fulfill obligations under Article 7 of the Minamata Convention on Mercury
U.S. EPA English
The U.S. EPA provides technical assistance to its partner countries and to multilateral organizations through training courses, technology transfer, sharing of environmental data and information, and environmental education initiatives.
Estimating mercury use and documenting practices in artisanal and small-scale gold mining: Methods and tools
UNEP, Artisanal Gold Council English
This guidebook and toolkit have been designed to assist governments, civil-society organizations, and the private sector of countries in preparing a National Action Plan for reducing mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining
Drwiega, Ismawati, Yuyun English
This report developed to provide an overview of the illegal and illicit trade of mercury in Indonesia as a case study for HEJ Support, contributing to the Illegal and Illicit Trade of Chemicals prepared by GRID Arendal and UNEP. The report provides the brief overview on the dynamics of mercury supply and trade in Indonesia, mercury suppliers and vendors, mercury pricing and labelling, and trade platform/mechanism.
Determinación del uso de Mercurio en el Sector de la Minería de Oro Artesanal y en Pequeña Escala (MAPE): Métodos y herramientas
ONU medio ambiente Artisanal Gold Council Spanish
Este manual y kit de herramientas han sido diseñado para ayudar a los gobiernos, organizaciones civiles y el sector privado de los distintos países en la preparación de un Plan de Acción Nacional (PAN) para reducir el uso de mercurio en la minería de oro artesanal y en pequeña escala (MAPE), de acuerdo con los requerimientos para las Partes que cumplen las condiciones estipuladas en el artículo 7 del Convenio de Minamata sobre el Mercurio.
Battelle and The Cadmus Group, Inc. USAID English
These guidelines are designed for project managers, project implementers, practitioners, or others working on development or environmental management projects that could impact ASM projects or communities that engage in ASM. This document addresses: (1) impact of development projects on ASM; (2) impacts of ASM on the environment, health, and socio-political systems; (3) best practices on mitigation measures for minimizing impacts of ASM; (4) impact of climate change on ASM; and (5) impact of ASM on climate change.
Jashaf Shamir A. Lorenzo, BAN Toxics IUCN - National Committee of the Netherlands English
This report documents the illicit mercury flows in Mindanao, Philippines as well as the various governance practices for mercury in the study areas. The study is conducted by BAN Toxics and focuses on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) communities in the island, where the majority of illicit mercury enters the country.
World emissions of mercury from artisanal and small scale gold mining and the knowledge gaps about them
Kevin H. Telmer and Marcello M. Veiga English
The authors estimate mercury releases from artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM) based on available data about mercury and gold exports and imports by country and from field reports from the countries known to have active ASGM communities.
This issue brief reviews past experiences with delivering financial and allied services to the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector and examines existing barriers to attracting formal finance and investment in the sector. It concludes with recommended interventions for governments, donors and other allies to help improve ASGM’s access to formal finance in the future.
Developing Training Materials to Promote the Reduction of Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining
APEC Secretariat English
This report summarizes the activities and results of the project Developing Training Materials to Promote the Reduction of Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining. Overall, the project sought to produce a business training module based on leading global practice in ASGM and designed to promote Minamata Convention compliance. This project is intended to enhance coordination among ASGM education programs throughout the APEC region in support of domestic and international mercury reduction efforts.