Archive of: 2001

  • Measures and policy initiatives needed to improve environmental management

    Measures and policy initiatives needed to improve environmental management

    This paper considers technical measures and policy initiatives needed to improve environmental management in the Portovelo-Zaruma mining district of southern Ecuador.

  • Small Scale Mining in Indonesia

    Small Scale Mining in Indonesia

    “Mining companies, the Indonesian Mining Association and government, centrally and regionally, must now work Small-Scale Mining in Indonesia 5 closely together to solve the challenges of small-scale mining in Indonesia, and tap into this very valuable natural resource of minerals small-scale miners.” 2001 MMSD paper; IIED and WBCSD.

  • Artisanal Mining in the Peoples Republic of China

    Artisanal Mining in the Peoples Republic of China

    This report tries to outline the basic realities and faces of artisanal mining in China. Part of the MMSD Project, 2001

  • Small Scale Mining in Bolivia - National Study Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development

    Small Scale Mining in Bolivia - National Study Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development

    “The MEDMIN Programme (now the MEDMIN Foundation) was established in 1994 to support environmental protection measures, with a particular focus on the small-scale mining industry. It is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development.” 2001 paper for MMSD Project; IIED and WBCSD.

  • Impact of Mining sector Investment in Ghana

    Impact of Mining sector Investment in Ghana

    “The resurgence in the mining industry in Ghana since 1989 cannot be considered an isolated phenomenon. It is driven by the global paradigm which emphasises private sector-led development as the engine of economic recovery in developing countries.” SAPRI, 2001.

  • Small Scale Mining and Alluvial Gold Panning within Zambezi Basin

    Small Scale Mining and Alluvial Gold Panning within Zambezi Basin

    “The Zambezi Basin, with some of its fragile ecosystems and endangered species, has and is being negatively impacted upon by small scale and alluvial panning activities.” Paper by Dennis Shoko.

  • Challanges to sustainable small-scale mine development in Suriname

    Challanges to sustainable small-scale mine development in Suriname

    “Over the past two decades, mining for gold has been a major catalyst for ecological, political, demographic and socio-economic change in the Amazon rainforest. This chapter describes these dynamics for the small Amazon country of Suriname. Article by Heemskerk and van der Kooye.