Call for proposals: Gold mining and mercury | EEB
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The Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force in August 2017 and 131 countries have now ratified it. The focus of EEB/ZWMG ‘s work is to continue strengthening the Treaty, and assist developing countries in its implementation and enforcement. This call for proposal focuses in particular to Art 7 of the Convention, that reports measures that apply to artisanal and small-scale gold mining and processing in which mercury amalgamation is used to extract gold from ore, including steps to reduce and, where feasible, eliminate the use of mercury and mercury compounds in gold mining.
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