Pardee Faculty Fellow Henrik Selin, and 2011 Pardee Summer Fellow Kristin Sippl, co-authored an article titled “Global Policy for Local Livelihoods: Phasing Out Mercury in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining“ in Environment, Science and Policy for Sustainable Development Magazine. The article is an analysis of the international effort to reduce mining emissions in informal sectors in developing countries. The authors seek to inform future efforts that will later be under consideration in the UN’s upcoming mercury convention. They argue that capacity building and technology transfer programs are critical to supporting global health, local industries, and sustainability by reducing mercury’s impact in the immediate and longer-range future.
The article can be found here.
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