23 Sep 2010

Lieu: International Environment House II

Organisation: Geneva Environment Network

UNEP Chemicals Branch organized within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network a briefing to raise awareness, foster a dialogue and build collaboration with international organizations, the private sector and non-government organizations on the issue and challenges associated with artisanal and small scale gold mining.


UNEP Welcome and Introduction

Introduction to the issue of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining
 (Presenter: Kevin Telmer, Artisanal Gold Council)

What are possible solutions to the ASGM financial and social challenges?
(Panel presentations)

Proposed Presentations (10-15 minutes each):

  1. Supply chain approaches – Jewelry example (Presenter: Ms. Nawal Ait-Hocine, Cartier)
  2. Gold branding – Fairtrade and Fairmined gold example (Presenter: Mr. Patrick Schein, President S&P Trading /nExecutive Board Member – Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM))
  3. Government approaches at the national level (Presenter: Mr. Juan Miguel Cuna, Philippines Department of Environment & Natural Resources)
  4. Independent local initiatives (Video presentation:  Crispin Clean T Mine)
  5. Reducing social conflict between Large Scale and Small Scale Miners (Presenter: Ms. Anne-Marie Fleury, International Council on Metals and Mining (to be confirmed))

Panel Questions and Answers
(Facilitated by Ms. Susan Kean, Natural Resources Defense Council)

Facilitated discussion on ASGM and the role of the various stakeholders
Discussion on possible next steps / areas for collaboration