The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
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Safe & Responsible Mining Posters
planetGOLD Guyana English
The planetGOLD Guyana team created these posters to raise awareness using the voices of miners discussing the need for safer, more responsible mining practices based on their own experience and perspective.
Forest-Smart Mining: Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining in Forest Landscapes
World Bank English
This report reviews existing knowledge and experience around mining in forested landscapes. It focuses on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). It analyzed several active ASM mine sites as case studies to identify good and bad practices for forest-smart mining and the conditions and mechanisms that motivate these practices.
Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in and Around Protected Areas and Critical Ecosystems Project: Methodological toolkit for baseline assessments and response strategies to artisanal and small-scale mining in protected areas and critical ecosystem
Hinton, J. and Hollestelle, R. English
The aim of ASM-PACE is to address the environmental impacts of artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) whilst building on its economic, social, and empowerment potential in some of the world’s most important ecosystems. The Programme uses a scientific foundation of knowledge, participatory methods and rights-based approaches to work with miners and their communities – rather than in opposition – to design sustainable, win-win solutions that will last.
Prepared for Estelle Levin, Ltd and the ASM-PACE project.
Webinar: Advancing Responsible Artisanal Mining
USAID’s Land and Urban Office hosted a webinar with a panel of experts from USAID, Oro Legal, and other partners. The webinar provided a broad overview of USAID’s work on ASM globally, then focused on an example of the multi-faceted Oro Legal program in Colombia, which seeks to strengthen sector governance, encourage stakeholder participation, develop alternative livelihoods, and reduce the environmental impact of illegal mining.
USAID: Sector Environmental Guideline (SEG): ASM
Battelle and The Cadmus Group, Inc. USAID English
These guidelines are designed for project managers, project implementers, practitioners, or others working on development or environmental management projects that could impact ASM projects or communities that engage in ASM. This document addresses: (1) impact of development projects on ASM; (2) impacts of ASM on the environment, health, and socio-political systems; (3) best practices on mitigation measures for minimizing impacts of ASM; (4) impact of climate change on ASM; and (5) impact of ASM on climate change.