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ASM Formalisation: Mongolia’s five ingredients for success

ASM Formalisation: Mongolia’s five ingredients for success

May 15, 2019, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Chloe Jacot

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

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.

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

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.

12 responsible supply chain learnings from the OECD forum

12 responsible supply chain learnings from the OECD forum

April 29, 2019, by Dr Fabiana Di Lorenzo and Adam Rolfe

Our key takeaways from the 2019 OECD Forum on Responsible Supply Chain

The Green Economy Transition: Keeping enthusiasm high without contributing to social and environmental risks

The Green Economy Transition: Keeping enthusiasm high without contributing to social and environmental risks

February 19, 2019, by Dr Fabiana Di Lorenzo and Blanca Racionero Gómez

We support the principles of the circular economy, but over the years have witnessed first-hand how light-touch the due diligence carried out on recycled products is. This must change.

Exploring the Gold Sector in Germany – Summary of a Market Study for Responsible Gold from Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

Exploring the Gold Sector in Germany – Summary of a Market Study for Responsible Gold from Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

February 1, 2019, by Victoria Gronwald

The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) has published a Levin Sources-developed market study on the demand for responsible ASM gold. We summarise the key findings here.

Best of 2018: Publications and Blogs

Best of 2018: Publications and Blogs

January 2, 2019, by Jack Cooper

A summary of reports, studies, thought pieces and articles published by Levin Sources in 2018.

Why an integrated response is needed to mainstream biodiversity best practices across the mining sector

Why an integrated response is needed to mainstream biodiversity best practices across the mining sector

November 27, 2018, by Jack Cooper

Risks to biodiversity posed by Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) receive little attention when compared with Large-scale Mining (LSM), despite the severity of direct, indirect and cumulative impacts. Is ASM considered unmanageable and therefore slips down agendas?

Estelle Levin-Nally joins Ethical Metalsmiths Advisory Council

Estelle Levin-Nally joins Ethical Metalsmiths Advisory Council

November 22, 2018, by Jack Cooper

​Levin Sources’ Founder and Director Estelle Levin-Nally has joined the Advisory Council of Ethical Metalsmiths​, a US-based organisation of jewellery industry professionals inspiring responsible production and consumption.

Spotlighting environmental impacts of ASM at the Convention on Biological Diversity

Spotlighting environmental impacts of ASM at the Convention on Biological Diversity

November 5, 2018, by Jack Cooper

Levin Sources Associate Jonathan R Stacey is contributing to a panel discussion on what companies are doing with regards to mainstreaming biodiversity into the mining sector - what works, what doesn’t and sharing lessons learnt. We want to get your views on the table too.

Available Now: 'Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans'

Available Now: 'Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans'

October 16, 2018, by Jack Cooper

A new handbook from UNITAR and UN Environment and reviewed by Levin Sources' Adam Rolfe is available now.

'Gender Safeguards for the Kimberley Process' Open for Consultation

'Gender Safeguards for the Kimberley Process' Open for Consultation

October 12, 2018, by Jack Cooper

How can a fairer mineral​ system empower women and create more opportunities for us all? Global and Local Policy Dimension Briefing Documents for the European Commission and GIZ/BMZ available for consultation and feedback now

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