Social and Economic Aspects of Reducing Mercury Pollution in Artisanal Gold Mining

CIM Vancouver 2006
Marcello Veiga,
Abstract This talk addresses efforts by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization's Global Mercury Project to introduce social and economic strategies as ways of reducing mercury pollution by alleviating extreme poverty. Specifically, it will look at the role of trade and the economics of the gold supply chain as one way of increasing capital within artisanal mining communities.
Keywords: Mercury, Trade, artisanal mining, poverty alleviation, Economics
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