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Golden Rules: Recommendations to Protect ASM in the Face of Health Emergencies

Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida / National Program for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical Substances in their Life Cycle

Contributed by the National Program for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemicals Substances in their Life Cycle, Ecuador

The coronavirus pandemic may represent another lost decade for the economies of the region and is terribly exacerbating social inequalities. Specifically, for Ecuador, where artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) represents an important part of gold production and direct employment for communities, the health emergency affects the economy of families and impacts most strongly on the base tier, which is artisanal mining,who depend almost exclusively on the sector for subsistence.

In this context and in view of the relaxation of containment measures that are beginning to be applied in the mining sector, the National Program for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemicals in their Life Cycle, implemented by the Environment and Water Portfolio, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), PlanetGold and the Institute for Geological Energy Research (IIGE, in its Spanish acronym), seeks to support response efforts and protect vulnerable communities.

Below, we provide the "Golden Rules" campaign which provides recommendations to promote self-care measures to help mitigate the risk of the contagion. Through this material we seek, in a simple and practical way, to make known the considerations that must be taken into account before, during and at the end of this productive activity, which is significant for the country's economy.

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Con el objetivo de apoyar a la Minería Artesanal y de Pequeña Escala (MAPE) el Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida de PNUD en alianza con planetGOLD y financiamiento de GEF junto al Instituto de Investigación Geológico Energético (IIGE) presenta “Las Reglas de Oro” consejos sencillos para que este sector productivo tome medidas frente a la COVID-19. Juntos y juntas por la seguridad de la MAPE.

El Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida en Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, GEF, Instituto de Investigación Geológico Energético / The National Program for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical Substances in their Life Cycle in Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, Global Environment Facility, Institute of Geological and Energy Research
El Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida en Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, GEF, Instituto de Investigación Geológico Energético / The National Program for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical Substances in their Life Cycle in Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, Global Environment Facility, Institute of Geological and Energy Research
El Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida en Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, GEF, Instituto de Investigación Geológico Energético / The National Program for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical Substances in their Life Cycle in Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, Global Environment Facility, Institute of Geological and Energy Research
El Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida en Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, GEF, Instituto de Investigación Geológico Energético / The National Program for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical Substances in their Life Cycle in Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, Global Environment Facility, Institute of Geological and Energy Research
El Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida en Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, GEF, Instituto de Investigación Geológico Energético / The National Program for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical Substances in their Life Cycle in Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, Global Environment Facility, Institute of Geological and Energy Research
El Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida en Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, GEF, Instituto de Investigación Geológico Energético / The National Program for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical Substances in their Life Cycle in Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, Global Environment Facility, Institute of Geological and Energy Research
El Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida en Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, GEF, Instituto de Investigación Geológico Energético / The National Program for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical Substances in their Life Cycle in Ecuador, UNDP, planetGOLD, Global Environment Facility, Institute of Geological and Energy Research

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