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Supporting civil society organisations to engage with ASM | IUCN

Supporting civil society organisations to engage with ASM | IUCN

A guide and webinar featuring an overview for civil society organisations on how to engage with the ASM sector to address some its social and environmental impacts.

Market Analysis: artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold from Eastern DRC

Market Analysis: artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold from Eastern DRC

Discover eight key learnings from our market analysis of ASM gold from Eastern Congo carried out as part of the USAID-funded Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) Project.

White Paper: Responsible Sourcing of Sand: Looking Ahead

White Paper: Responsible Sourcing of Sand: Looking Ahead

In this white paper, we look at the negative consequences for the environment of the increased demand for sand and explore ways to adopt responsible sourcing of it.

White paper: Lithium mining in the High Puna of the Andes

White paper: Lithium mining in the High Puna of the Andes

The extraction of lithium has been expanding due to a growing demand in electric vehicles. This white paper looks into the potentially severe environmental and social impacts associated with the development of this sector in Latin America.

White paper: How miners can be forest stewards

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.

Report: Study on the Support System for SME Supply Chain Due Diligence

Report: Study on the Support System for SME Supply Chain Due Diligence

This publication is the final report of the work Levin Sources and RINA Consulting completed for the European Commission for the project entitled 'Study on the support system for SME supply chain due diligence'.

Green Economy Series: Solar Photovoltaic and Energy Storage in the Electric Grid

Green Economy Series: Solar Photovoltaic and Energy Storage in the Electric Grid

In Part Two of Levin Sources' Green Economy Series, we examine 17 minerals used in solar panels and lithium-ion batteries. By applying risk and governance lenses to our data, we give you an in-depth look at the changing supply chains powering green technology.

Follow The Money: The Philippines - A Rapid Assessment of Gold and Financial Flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in The Philippines

Follow The Money: The Philippines - A Rapid Assessment of Gold and Financial Flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in The Philippines

Operating as The GIFF Project, Levin Sources and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized crime produced this case study, identifying financial flows - both licit and illicit - in Filipino artisanal and small-scale gold mining sectors.

Follow The Money: Mongolia - A Rapid Assessment of Gold and Financial Flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Mongolia

Follow The Money: Mongolia - A Rapid Assessment of Gold and Financial Flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Mongolia

Operating as The GIFF Project, Levin Sources and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime​ produced two case studies identifying financial flows - both licit and illicit - in Mongolian and Filipino artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sectors. This paper focuses on Mongolia.

Green Economy Series: Hybrid Electric, Plug-in Hybrid Electric and Battery Electric Vehicles

Green Economy Series: Hybrid Electric, Plug-in Hybrid Electric and Battery Electric Vehicles

In Part One of our three-part series analysing the minerals behind the green economy, we look at the rise of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and the minerals they require.

Government of Ethiopia Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas (MOMPNG): Salt Technical Training Manual

Government of Ethiopia Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas (MOMPNG): Salt Technical Training Manual

Levin and Sudca Development Consultants (Sudca) developed this training manual for the JSDF Project and the Government of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas (MOMPNG). It was financed by the World Bank administered JSDF grant for support to improve the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of artisanal miners, with a particular emphasis on empowerment of women.

Government of Ethiopia Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas (MOMPNG): Gold Technical Training Manual

Government of Ethiopia Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas (MOMPNG): Gold Technical Training Manual

Levin Sources and Sudca Development Consultants (Sudca) developed this Gold Technical Training Manual for the JSDF Project and the Government of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas (MOMPNG). It was financed by the World Bank-administered JSDF grant for support to improve the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of artisanal miners, with a particular emphasis on empowerment of women.

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