2021 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains

REGISTER: The illegal gold rush fueled by the pandemics in the Amazon: Social and environmental crisis and the role of the private sector on market solutions

Apr 30, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Partner Sessions

Description

by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature The session seeks to lay out the environmental and social (focus on human health) impacts of small and medium illegal gold mining on Amazonian traditional communities, as enhanced by the boom in gold prices during the pandemic; and lay out how, within an unfavourable political context, market solutions alongside private sector agents of the gold supply chain may help contain the worst effects whilst, also generating opportunities for community sustainable development. With participation of WWF-BRASIl, Escolhas Institute (Brasil) focusing on socieconomic issues and APIB (Organization of Indigenous People´s of Brasil). English-Portuguese interpretation will be made available. Please register in advance to attend this meeting: https://wwf.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a2hnlF2qSa-QnUzrSBF9Fw