On International Day of Forests, we celebrate the New York Declaration on Forests and urge more mining and minerals institutions should get involved.
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.
Our new report is packed with case studies and practical entry points for reducing mining’s impacts on forests.
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' Director Estelle Levin-Nally is chairing a session at the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Geneva on Wednesday 17th October 2018.