Despite considerable ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the planetGOLD programme has nonetheless managed to advance toward its goals of helping small-scale gold miners avoid the use of mercury, as well as contributing to the creation of more sustainable livelihoods and creating a healthier and more profitable sector overall. This report provides an overview of the progress made by the planetGOLD programme from July 2020 through June 2021.
To assess the wealth of information generated in Minamata Convention National Action Plans (NAP) for ASGM sector, the finalized documents have been reviewed and quantitative and qualitative data has been extracted. Visit the website to explore the full database using the dynamic dashboards, browse thematic stories and see collection of maps with ASGM locations/regions extracted from the countries' NAP documents.
UNEP Global Mercury Partnership,
Minamata Convention Secretariat
Resources on the use of remote sensing and satellite imagery in ASGM policy development, implementation and evaluation. These include a technical guidance document, a “quickstart” practioner’s guide, a compilation of examples where remote sensing has been used in ASGM, and a story map.
La región del Sur de Bolívar se une al compromiso por una Colombia libre de mercurio. En un trabajo articulado con el proyecto planetGOLD Colombia, el PNUD, el Ministerio de Minas y Energía y los ministerios de Salud y Ambiente, mineros y mineras avanzarán hacia el desarrollo sostenible en este territorio.