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Topic : Environment

Analysing our 2021-2022 carbon footprint
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Analysing our 2021-2022 carbon footprint

August 23, 2022, by Levin Sources

Our third Carbon Footprint report is symptomatic of how the minerals and mining sector and world are reopening post-pandemic.

Discover how you can engage with the new Forest-Smart Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Bolt-on Standard
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Discover how you can engage with the new Forest-Smart Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Bolt-on Standard

The Forest-Smart Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (FS-ASM) Bolt-on Standard (the Bolt-on Standard) is now available for use by artisanal and small-scale miners, their state regulators, and their customers.

GROUNDTRUTHING DOWNSTREAM ACTORS’ ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT DRC ASM GOLD
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GROUNDTRUTHING DOWNSTREAM ACTORS’ ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT DRC ASM GOLD

June 28, 2022, by Rachel Brass

USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project challenges negative assumptions about how DRC gold is extracted, associated risks, and how responsible mid-and downstream actors can tackle them.

Responsible Sourcing for the Just Transition: The biggest opportunity we have yet to seize
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Responsible Sourcing for the Just Transition: The biggest opportunity we have yet to seize

May 31, 2022, by Julie Schindall

An overview of tools companies that use minerals and metals in their products – or produce them – have at their disposal to demonstrate responsible sourcing.

Gender equality to safeguard the environment: how women can improve the environmental performance of the minerals sector
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Gender equality to safeguard the environment: how women can improve the environmental performance of the minerals sector

May 17, 2022, by Jara Bakx and Blanca Racionero Gomez

Women in mining-affected communities feel the impact of unsustainable and environmentally harmful practices disproportionately. We explore their crucial role in tackling the environmental challenges in mineral production and trading.

In supply chain sustainability, what to prioritise first?
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In supply chain sustainability, what to prioritise first?

April 21, 2022, by Estelle Levin Nally and Asher Smith

You're motivated to improve your minerals supply chain’s sustainability by environmental and human factors. But where do you start?

The 7 Billion Pound Reason to Focus on Supply Chains
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The 7 Billion Pound Reason to Focus on Supply Chains

April 14, 2022, by Estelle Levin-Nally with Asher Smith

At Levin Sources, we don’t think about supply chains only in terms of avoiding harm and managing risks, we are squarely in the camp of opportunity maximisation. Find out more in this article.

HOW LEVIN SOURCES IS REMEDIATING ITS HISTORICAL CARBON DEBT – AND CAN HELP WITH YOURS
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HOW LEVIN SOURCES IS REMEDIATING ITS HISTORICAL CARBON DEBT – AND CAN HELP WITH YOURS

November 8, 2021, by Estelle Levin-Nally, Blanca Racionero Gomez and Lucie Goulet

Discover the four NGOs we are donating to as part of our strategy to offset our carbon footprint past and present.

Building a comprehensive list of environmental instruments for battery policymakers
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Building a comprehensive list of environmental instruments for battery policymakers

Levin Sources delivered a comprehensive review of existing instruments that can help strengthen the EU Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries for Transport and Environment.

Taking action for forests with the New York Declaration on Forests
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Taking action for forests with the New York Declaration on Forests

March 23, 2021, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Blanca Racionero Gomez

On International Day of Forests, we celebrate the New York Declaration on Forests and urge more mining and minerals institutions should get involved.

Developing Forest-Smart Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Standards
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Developing Forest-Smart Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Standards

This World Bank-funded project is looking to develop a ‘Bolt-on’ Standard and guideline for forest-smart mining (FSM) in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector.

What has COVID-19 meant for Levin Sources? A year in review.
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What has COVID-19 meant for Levin Sources? A year in review.

December 16, 2020, by Estelle Levin-Nally

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.

Making Forest-Smart Mining a reality: how philanthropists, multilaterals and international financial institutions can get the ball rolling.
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Making Forest-Smart Mining a reality: how philanthropists, multilaterals and international financial institutions can get the ball rolling.

Our new report is packed with case studies and practical entry points for reducing mining’s impacts on forests.

How to manage your carbon footprint
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How to manage your carbon footprint

August 25, 2020, by Blanca Racionero Gomez

Sharing tips and recommendations learnt from monitoring our carbon footprint and from our wider environmental work.

Carbon Accounting of the International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme
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Carbon Accounting of the International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme

August 25, 2020, by Blanca Racionero Gomez

Discover how we used our environmental expertise to help International Women in Mining with their carbon accounting and mitigation.

Baseline Study of Mining and Socio-Economic Development in the Central African Republic
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Baseline Study of Mining and Socio-Economic Development in the Central African Republic

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.

Levin Sources takes a stand on climate change and acts to reduce emissions
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Levin Sources takes a stand on climate change and acts to reduce emissions

December 5, 2019, by Blanca Racionero Gómez

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.

White paper: How miners can be forest stewards
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White paper: How miners can be forest stewards

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.

Available now: “Forest-Smart Mining: identifying good and bad practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes”
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Available now: “Forest-Smart Mining: identifying good and bad practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes”

May 10, 2019, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Blanca Racionero Gomez

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.

The World Bank, funded by PROFOR: Forest-Smart Mining: identifying good and bad practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes
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The World Bank, funded by PROFOR: Forest-Smart Mining: identifying good and bad practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes

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 commits to protect forests and signs the New York Declaration on Forests
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Levin Sources commits to protect forests and signs the New York Declaration on Forests

May 1, 2019, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Blanca Racionero Gomez

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.

Workshop: 'Remediating Water Bodies Contaminated by Mining and Metals in Asia'
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Workshop: 'Remediating Water Bodies Contaminated by Mining and Metals in Asia'

Levin Sources organised and coordinated a workshop in Astana, Kazakhstan, on absorbent technologies to treat waters polluted by toxic metals.

Preparation of  Environmental Management Plans for the Hpakant/Lonkin Jade Mining Region, Myanmar
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Preparation of Environmental Management Plans for the Hpakant/Lonkin Jade Mining Region, Myanmar

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.

ASM-PACE Liberia Report
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ASM-PACE Liberia Report

​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: Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Protected Areas and Critical Ecosystems
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ASM-PACE: Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Protected Areas and Critical Ecosystems

ASM-PACE addressed the impacts of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) occurring in protected areas and critical ecosystems (PACE).

Swiss Development and Cooperation: Low Cost (‘Frugal’) Methods for ASM Environmental Rehabilitation Study
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Swiss Development and Cooperation: Low Cost (‘Frugal’) Methods for ASM Environmental Rehabilitation Study

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.

Digging Deeper: Understanding the Incursions of ASM in Protected Areas and Critical Ecosystems ASM-PACE Programme
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Digging Deeper: Understanding the Incursions of ASM in Protected Areas and Critical Ecosystems ASM-PACE Programme

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).

Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) in Conflict-Affected DRC: ASM Specialist Study
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Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) in Conflict-Affected DRC: ASM Specialist Study

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.

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