Small Scale Mining And Environmental Conflict In Ghana

Evaluating conflict surrounding mineral extraction in

An adverse impact of this increase, however, has been increased extraction-related conflict due to heightened competition between large and small-scale operators over mineral-rich lands. This paper characterizes these conflicts in the south-central section of the country by mapping the spatial overlaps between large and small-scale miners.

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A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-Scale Mining

The environmental impacts of small-scale mining in Ghana are then detailed, along with the land-use disputes that have occurred in the industry. The report concludes by providing contact information for some important people involved in small-scale mining research and regulation activities in Ghana, and provides details of some

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GLOBAL TRENDS IN ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING

Artisanal and small-scale mining is also the source of the largest releases of mercury, estimated at 1,400 tonnes per year in 2011 according to the Minamata Convention. Exposure to mercury can have serious health impacts, including irreversible brain damage.

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Small Scale Gold Mining and Environmental Degradation, in

Small scale gold mining in Ghana has a long history. It has existed as far back as the eighth century as a economic activity. It was legalised recently when the Small Scale Mining Law (PNDCL 218) 1989 was passed and public policies were formulated to support the implementation of the law. From then, the industry has become a major contributor to total quantity of gold produced in Ghana.

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Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country's GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the environmental

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GLOBAL TRENDS IN ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING

Artisanal and small-scale mining is also the source of the largest releases of mercury, estimated at 1,400 tonnes per year in 2011 according to the Minamata Convention. Exposure to mercury can have serious health impacts, including irreversible brain damage.

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OPUS 4 | Promoting small-scale mining sector businesses

The evidence from large-scale mining, particularly in the wake of Ghana's civil war, indicates a correlation between mineral resources and conflict. Less is known about the nature, frequency, and causes of conflicts that afflict households in Ghana's artisanal mining communities.

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Gold Mining as Subsistence: Ghana's Small-Scale Miners

Aryee, B.N.A., Ntibrey, B., Atorkui, E. 2003. Trends in the small-scale mining of precious minerals in Ghana: a perspective on its environmental impact. Journal of Cleaner Production 11(2): 131-140. Hilson, G. 2002. The environmental impact of small-scale gold mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions.

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Lost in translation: Green regulations backfire without

Jul 03, 2019ยท Strong environmental regulations might seem like a no-brainer for developing countries trying to avoid environmental ruin and conflict over resources. Artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana

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(PDF) THE EFFECTS OF SMALL SCALE MINING ON THE ENVIRONMENT

THE EFFECTS OF SMALL SCALE MINING ON THE ENVIRONMENT Small scale mining has been existence for decades in Ghana and has been noted for a source of employment to 96% of 52,000 Ghanaians working in the mining industry (Ghana National Commission UNESCO). The Ministry of Land and Natural Resources has prohibited mining close to rivers, forest

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