Artisanal and Small Scale Mining
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Climate and greenhouse gas (GHG) scenarios have typically paid scant attention to the metal implications necessary to realize a low/zero carbon future.
This handbook is intended as a tool for due diligence and project planning by policy makers, development interventions, civil society, and downstream businesses operating in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector.
This report documents the hazardous conditions in which artisanal miners, including thousands of children, mine cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Many studies into the mining sector have described how masculine the industry is.
The handbook takes the reader step-by-step through the process of building trust relationships and gaining and maintaining a social license to operate at each project lifecycle stage.
This is intended as an easy-to-use toolkit for understanding men’s and women’s differentiated access to the resources and opportunities associated with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and how they are affected by ASM.
IFC has prepared a set of Guidance Notes, corresponding to the Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability.
This document seeks to generate awareness and provide guidelines to policymakers and other interested stakeholders in the formalization of this sub-sector of the mining economy.
The interaction between large-scale mining companies and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) operations has not always been positive, and encounters between the two sectors are increasing.
This guide, then, represents a step in the right direction to start transforming the relationship between large-scale and artisanal miners through win-win solutions that emerge out of the genuine interaction and dialogue of all stakeholders involved: governments, companies, communities, miners and development organizations.