Estimating mercury use and documenting practices in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM): Methods and Tools

Artisanal Gold Council, UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership | 28 Feb 2018

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This guidebook and toolkit have been designed to assist governments, civil-society organizations, and the private sector of countries in preparing a National Action Plan (NAP) for reducing mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) as required for applicable parties under Article 7 of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. This guidebook and toolkit are designed as a supplement to the UN Environment guidance document: 'Developing a National Action Plan to Reduce, and Where Feasible, Eliminate Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining', which offers overarching guidance to countries formulating ASGM NAPs for the Minamata Convention. In addition to providing guidance on determining mercury use, this document also provides some technical, legal, and socioeconomic information on issues related to ASGM, which may be useful when preparing and implementing the NAP. These documents are for guidance only and are not mandatory or required for use under the Convention.

Tools (Annex A) - English / French / Spanish

Training Modules (Annex B) - English / French / Spanish