The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
Knowledge-sharing in ASM Communities: Mercury, Technology, and Sustainability in Developing Countries
Spiegel, S. J., & Veiga, M. M. English
While various past development efforts have sought to reduce mercury-related problems, we conclude that sustainable development should seek to intertwine knowledge-sharing on environmental goals with concrete ways of improving economic well-being. We demonstrate how such models of knowledge-sharing can help to catalyze local innovation, technology-sharing and community organization. This paper discusses how this knowledge can be applied by governments to create capacity building policies as well as regulations that support sustained improvement in mining standards.
U.S Department of Labor English
The Department of Labor's annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor focuses on the efforts of certain U.S. trade beneficiary countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement mechanisms, policies and social programs.
Diane Bune, Ardiana Ekawanti, Baiq Dewi Kirsnayanti - GOLD-ISMIA (planetGOLD Indonesia) English
This comic book was produced by the planetGOLD Indonesia project for young audiences as an educational tool on the dangers of exposure to mercury used in ASGM
Diane Bune, Ardiana Ekawanti, Baiq Dewi Kirsnayanti - GOLD-ISMIA (planetGOLD Indonesia)
Komik ini diterbitkan oleh Proyek planetGOLD Indonesia (GOLD-ISMIA) sebagai bahan pembelajaran untuk anak-anak dan guru tentang bahaya merkuri di Pertambangan Emas Skala Kecil (PESK)
planetGOLD Indonesia (GOLD-ISMIA) English
Field facilitators with GOLD-ISMIA, the planetGOLD project in Indonesia, surveyed 50 respondents across six of their ASGM project locations to assess miner awareness of COVID-19, and the impact of the virus on their mining activities.
planetGOLD Indonesia English
Field facilitators with the planetGOLD project in Indonesia (known locally as GOLD-ISMIA) surveyed 30 respondents across six project locations to understand gold market prices during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of COVID-19 on miners’ activities.
UN Environment English
A good understanding of mercury supply, trade and demand is critical to effective implementation of the Convention. This report provides detailed and timely information on where mercury comes from, how it moves in commerce, and how it is used in products and industrial processes.
Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) English
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has benefited from a body of research spanning decades, despite an ongoing lack of understanding and statistical data for the sector. This research paper reviews the existing literature on key thematic areas, bringing various findings together and providing updated information.
This video gives an overview of the ASGM sector and how the planetGOLD programme is working in partnership with governments, the private sector, and mining communities in 9 countries to significantly improve the production practices and work environment of artisanal and small-scale miners.
Este video con subtítulos en español ofrece una visión general del sector ASGM y cómo el programa planetGOLD está trabajando en 9 países para mejorar significativamente las prácticas de producción y el entorno laboral de la minería artesanal y en pequeña escala.