What a year it's been! Here our Founder and CEO Estelle Levin-Nally looks back at 2020 and what the pandemic has meant for Levin Sources and the mining and minerals sector at large.
Our new report is packed with case studies and practical entry points for reducing mining’s impacts on forests.
Sharing tips and recommendations learnt from monitoring our carbon footprint and from our wider environmental work.
Discover how we used our environmental expertise to help International Women in Mining with their carbon accounting and mitigation.
Levin Sources drafted a report that paved the way for a Central African ASM sector that contributes to socio-economic development, peace and poverty reduction at both community and national levels.
As a social enterprise, Levin Sources is committed to clean growth and to going beyond compliance in relation to our environmental and social performance. Today, we are encouraging other companies and organisations to do the same by unveiling our Environmental Policy.
In 2019, Levin Sources signed onto the New York Declaration on Forests, a partnership to halve deforestation by 2020, and end it by 2030. The world has lost 50% of its forests already, and we are losing 48 football fields of forest every minute.
Levin Sources has been working to identify and analyse good and bad practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes in order to find opportunities for positive intervention.
We undertook a series of case studies to identify and analyse good and bad practices of ASM in forest landscapes for The Program on Forests (PROFOR), hosted by the World Bank Group.
Levin Sources has become a signatory of the New York Declaration on Forests, demonstrating our commitment to protect forests through our own work and our influence in the sector.
Levin Sources organised and coordinated a workshop in Astana, Kazakhstan, on absorbent technologies to treat waters polluted by toxic metals.
Levin Sources prepared the environment management measures linked to ASM and provided advice on LSM – ASM relations, including LSM operations and relationships with illegal stone pickers.
This report details a case study of historical and contemporary artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in and around Sapo National Park (SNP), assesses the ecological, social, and economic impacts of ASM, the key motivations of diggers/miners, the responses of affected stakeholders, including the sustainability of the 2010 SNP eviction and makes recommendations for future action.
ASM-PACE addressed the impacts of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) occurring in protected areas and critical ecosystems (PACE).
Our case study of international best practices in ASM rehabilitation draws upon examples from arid and semi-arid ecosystems in Africa, Latin America, and Asia that have demonstrated success and are relevant to the Mongolian context.
An overview of two Levin Sources-hosted ASM-PACE roundtables in Washington D.C. and London, in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).
Levin Sources conducted a specialist ASM study for a client who was in the process of developing a historic gold mine in the conflict-affected district of Ituri in the DRC.