The technical document provides an overview of the available knowledge on the management of mercury-containing tailings generated from the ongoing ASGM practices. Furthermore, based on experiences and specific case studies gathered from mining sites worldwide, each section outlines relevant recommendations for the sound management of tailings along the mining life cycle. The current version of the document has been submitted to the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Minamata Convention as an information document.
What is mercury, and what can happen if you are exposed to it? In this comic book created by the planetGOLD Indonesia project with a script by Professor Marcello Veiga, these topics and more are explored through animated characters teaching young audiences fundamental truths about the dangers of mercury in ASGM and how they can avoid it.
Recognizing that lasting change requires addressing root economic and social drivers of mercury use, planetGOLD is working to accelerate formalization, increase access to formal finance and open avenues to formal gold markets, creating the enabling conditions for the uptake of more efficient, mercury-free technology. This report provides an overview of the progress made since the launch of the planetGOLD programme in early 2019 and includes data from the initiation of each of the national projects through fall 2020.
The Quick Start Guide summarizes and provides a visual overview of the key issues and recommendations for incorporating gender dimension into National Action Plans for artisanal and small scale gold mining. The document is based on the detailed guidance presented in UNEP's Guide on Incorporating Gender Dimensions into National Strategy Setting in the Context of Chemicals Management - currently in its draft version.