The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
Kenneth Porter, Artisanal Gold Council English
The liquidity crisis affecting artisanal gold mining communities around the globe has the potential to turn into a humanitarian crisis. As miners’ ability to sell their gold for cash deteriorates, the growing concern is that miners will be left with gold in their pockets but no food on the table. The most at risk are those rural and isolated communities whose economies are almost entirely dependent on gold, such as Choco, Colombia.
The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals is a multi-stakeholder partnership established with the goal to create better social and economic conditions for mine workers and local mining communities, by increasing the number of mines that adopt responsible mining practices in Conflict and High Risk Areas (CAHRAs).
Dr. Mareike Kroll Dr. Kevin Telmer English
This is an ongoing article on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) communities and how they may be affected by COVID-19. There will be regular updates of this article that accompany developments of COVID-19 and as new information and thinking about its impacts on ASGM arise.
Adam Rolfe and Levin Sources experts English
In this initial blog on the novel coronavirus, Levin Sources seeks to grapple with how the rapidly evolving context could impact responsible mineral supply chains and the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector.
Alan Martin, Sechaba Consulting and Joanne Lebert, IMPACT’s Executive Director English
As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, risking the health and lives of millions, it is clear the pandemic is also causing economic havoc.
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.
Artisanal Gold Council English
International gold trade has many routes and inter-connections but as is evident from the COVID-19 crisis, it can come grinding to a halt when only a few of its interconnected elements cease to function. And that has exposed some its its vulnerabilities and who are its most vulnerable participants – artisanal gold miners.
Alliance for Responsible Mining Spanish
En el marco de la crisis mundial generada por el COVID-19, esta población se encuentra expuesta a situaciones de vulnerabilidad particulares que es urgente evaluar a nivel global, nacional y local con miras a tomar medidas que mitiguen su impacto.
Yvette Sierra Praeli Spanish
En el 2015, Bolivia importó 152 toneladas de mercurio, 12 veces más de lo adquirido el año anterior, un incremento que se dio cuando el Perú impuso restricciones al comercio y uso de este metal pesado directamente ligado a la extracción de oro.