Mercury and gold mining in the Guianas – cooperate or fail

There has been growing awareness around mercury issues over the past sixty years, especially with regards to its strong negative impact on human health and the environment. To address these issues the Minamata Convention on Mercury was signed in October 2013. In the Guianas, this Convention won’t be effective if Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is not properly addressed and without a coordinated regional approach amon the different countries.

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