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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.
Guidance Document: Developing a National Action Plan to Reduce and Where Feasible, Eliminate Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining
United Nations Environment Program Global Mercury Partnership English
This document represents an expansion of the UNEP Guidance Document: Developing a National Strategic Plan to Reduce Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (UNEP 2011), and is intended to reflect advances in understanding of the ASGM sector. Although this guidance document is not legally binding and is not to be construed as a further elaboration or official interpretation of the Minamata Convention, it is intended to provide guidance to countries in formulating NAPs that are consistent with the requirements of the Minamata Convention, and provide technical, legal and policy information on issues related to ASGM.
Document D'Orientacion: Élaboration d’un plan d’action national pour réduire et, si possible, éliminer l’utilisation du mercure pour l’extraction artisanale et à petite échelle de l’or
United Nations Environment Program Global Mercury Partnership French
Le présent document développe le document d’orientation du PNUE consacré à l’élaboration d’un plan stratégique national pour la réduction de l’usage du mercure dans l’extraction artisanale et à petite échelle de l’or (PNUE 2001), et a pour objet de traduire les avancées réalisées en ce qui concerne la compréhension du secteur. Bien que ce document ne soit pas juridiquement contraignant et ne saurait constituer une extension ou une nouvelle interprétation de la Convention de Minamata, il a pour objet de guider les pays dans l’élaboration de PAN conformes aux prescriptions de la Convention et de fournir des informations techniques, juridiques et de politique générale se rapportant à des questions concernant le secteur de l’extraction artisanale et à petite échelle de l’or, qui pourraient aider à l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre des PAN.
UNEP, UNITAR English
This document aims to assist countries to develop artisanal and small-scale gold mining formalization strategies as part of their National Action Plans under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Spiegel, J. Samuel English
Drawing on cases in two provinces, Kratie and Ratanakiri, the study examines why a nuanced approach is needed that takes into account multiple types of extraction activity and multiple perspectives on how rural stakeholder participation could work in the extractive sector. The article analyzes policy options to sensitively address rural development dynamics in mining areas, suggesting key roles that future research can play in generating useful contextual knowledge that can help improve resource regulation, rural livelihood support services and regional land use planning.
World Bank English
This report showcases data contributions made to Delve and demonstrates the potential for a deeper sector analysis when stakeholders share data. As the inaugural report of a planned annual series, the 2019 edition explores the origins and impact of what is identified as the ‘global data gap’ on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). It outlines how through collaboration, the gap can be addressed to guide more effective ASM formalization efforts across the globe. Future reports will examine emerging themes of critical importance to ASM.
Kristin Sippl English
Social and environmental harm continues to emanate from global commodity production despite the array of governance programs trying to mitigate it. This paper examines the evolution of transnational certification standards in an understudied sector: artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM).
Pact Institute English
This report includes findings and recommendations from Pact's scoping study of the ASM sector in Zimbabwe.
Gold, farms, and forests: Enforcement and alternative livelihoods are unlikely to disincentivize informal gold mining
Graham W. Prescott et al. English
This study estimates costs that enforcement imposes and the level of enforcement required to deter informal gold mining, and adds to the growing body of evidence that enforcement and alternative livelihood approaches alone are unlikely to deter informal gold mining.
Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives as Social Innovation for Governance and Practice: A Review of Responsible Mining Initiatives
Philipp C. Sauer and Michael Hiete English
The article draws on the certification requirements of 20 responsible mining initiatives globally and analyses their dual role in transforming on the one hand the responsible mining initiatives themselves and the certified companies as well as the mining practice.