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Pact Institute English
This report includes findings and recommendations from Pact's scoping study of the ASM sector in Zimbabwe.
The Partnership Area fosters dialogue among practitioners, government policy makers, and donors about practical and effective ways to reduce mercury while supporting the economic benefits of the sector; disseminates information about the sector at national, regional and international events and through active expert networks and on-line platforms; and contributes to the formulation and implementation of innovative approaches to reduce mercury use, from national policies and planning, to on-the-ground projects in ASGM communities.
Spiegel, J. Samuel English
Drawing on cases in two provinces, Kratie and Ratanakiri, the study examines why a nuanced approach is needed that takes into account multiple types of extraction activity and multiple perspectives on how rural stakeholder participation could work in the extractive sector. The article analyzes policy options to sensitively address rural development dynamics in mining areas, suggesting key roles that future research can play in generating useful contextual knowledge that can help improve resource regulation, rural livelihood support services and regional land use planning.
This guidance document outlines a process to assess and manage the environmental impacts of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) for governments and miners. The approach focuses on incremental and achievable environmental outcomes at individual ASM mines.
UNIDO, UNDP English
From 2002 to 2007, the Global Mercury Project demonstrated ways of overcoming barriers to the adoption of best practices and pollution prevention measures that limit the mercury contamination of international waters from artisanal and small-scale gold mining. This archive of the project web site allow users to explore the many useful products generated.
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).
La MAPE en tiempos del COVID-19: ¿Cómo reactivar la minería artesanal y de pequeña escala en el Perú?
Franco Arista, Coordinador Nacional del proyecto planetGOLD en Perú Spanish
Este documento producido por planetGOLD Perú se orienta al sector de la Minería Artesanal y de Pequeña Escala (MAPE) en el Perú, brindando un análisis sobre los efectos de la pandemia del COVID-19 y la propuesta de algunas medidas que faciliten su reactivación y proceso de formalización.
Franco Arista, National Coordinator of planetGOLD in Peru English
This document produced by the planetGOLD project in Peru puts a focus on the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in the country in light of the global COVID-19 outbreak, providing an analysis of the effects of the pandemic and proposing some possible measures to facilitate its reactivation and formalization process.
Vilma Morales: "Bolivia would be the country of origin of the mercury that reaches Peru" | INTERVIEW
Yvette Sierra Praeli English
Vilma Morales is a chemical engineer and one of the main mercury experts in Peru. Her work in hazardous waste management has led her to investigate and learn how this heavy metal behaves, causing so much damage to the environment and people's health, especially due to its use in legal and illegal mining.
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.