The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
7 items found for women miners
With support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Just Gold project has conducted two environmental field assessments and developed steps to implement recommendations on environmental management techniques and technical assistance to reduce mercury use in gold mining.
planetGOLD Guyana English
The planetGOLD Guyana team created these posters to raise awareness using the voices of miners discussing the need for safer, more responsible mining practices based on their own experience and perspective.
Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in and Around Protected Areas and Critical Ecosystems Project: Methodological toolkit for baseline assessments and response strategies to artisanal and small-scale mining in protected areas and critical ecosystem
Hinton, J. and Hollestelle, R. English
The aim of ASM-PACE is to address the environmental impacts of artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) whilst building on its economic, social, and empowerment potential in some of the world’s most important ecosystems. The Programme uses a scientific foundation of knowledge, participatory methods and rights-based approaches to work with miners and their communities – rather than in opposition – to design sustainable, win-win solutions that will last.
Prepared for Estelle Levin, Ltd and the ASM-PACE project.
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.
International Review of Environmental Rehabilitation Approaches for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: A Review of Best Practices for Frugal Rehabilitation of ASM in Mongolia
Estelle Levin Ltd. English
Estelle Levin Ltd. prepared this report by drawing on best practices of rehabilitation approaches for ASM, using international case studies that illustrate real-world rehabilitation methods that can be applied to ASM in Mongolia.
While the ASGM sector is present across Peru, the department of Madre de Dios is the epicenter of illicit alluvial gold extraction and the accompanying deforestation. This case study examines the complex drivers behind ASGM sector expansion, the devastating impacts on biodiversity in the region, and the strategies implemented to address the impacts of ASGM in Madre de Dios by the Government of Peru.
Fred A. Otchere, Marcello M. Veiga, Jennifer J. Hinton, Renato A. Farias and Robert Hamaguchi English
This article highlights the growing significance of aquaculture and explores the benefits and barriers to transforming flooded pits and impoundments into aquaculture operations. Among other benefits, aquaculture may provide a much-needed source of revenue, employment and, in some cases, food to communities impacted
by mine closure.