The socio-environmental and financial impact of gold mining in the Solomon Islands

To many visitors, the scattered, emerald green necklace of atolls that constitute the Solomon Islands are an undiscovered paradise. An archipelago with over 900 islands in the Southwest Pacific, this country also has a terrain that consists of rugged mountains, volcanoes, rainforests, and spectacular coral reef ecosystems. While it is particularly rich in natural resources,…
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Making a real, positive change in the ASGM sector

Minerals and metals are essential for modern living and mining is still the primary method of their extraction. However, the main constraints to sustainability in the mining sector appear to arise from the increasing pollution generated by the extraction process. This holds true for large-scale operations as well as small-scale or artisanal ventures. While there…
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