Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo

2018-9-14 · The significance of our study in terms of sustainability hinges on the amount of artisanal mining in the Congo. The proportion of artisanally mined cobalt has been estimated at 15–20% of the ...

Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo.

Trefon, T. Congo''s Environmental Paradox — Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty (Zed Books, London, 2016). Geenen Sara, A dangerous bet: The challenges of formalizing artisanal mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 10.1016/j.resourpol.2012.02.004

Project for responsible artisanal cobalt mining in Kolwezi, …

2019-9-19 · The commissioning companies will not operate the mine. Together with authorities in the province of Lualaba, the project has selected a legal artisanal mine site nearby Kolwezi to pilot the approach. "Sustainability is an important aspect of our corporate strategy and plays a key role in expanding electro-mobility.

Cobalt Initiative

2019-9-19 · Cobalt is a key component in the production of batteries for the automotive and electronics industries. The world''s largest known reserves of this raw material are found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Industrial mining accounts for approximately 80-85% of Congolese cobalt production, with artisanal mining operations producing the ...

Volkswagen to support sustainable artisanal cobalt mining …

2020-11-20 · Volkswagen has signed up to the Cobalt for Development initiative – a cross-industry scheme to promote sustainable cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The German carmaker joins other names to enter the programme, including Google, Samsung, BMW and BASF. Interest in cobalt is booming amid the rise of electric ...

Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo

The sustainability of cobalt is an important emerging issue because this critical base metal is an essential component of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. More than half the world''s cobalt mine production comes from the Katanga Copperbelt in DR Congo, with a substantial proportion (estimated at 15-20%) being extracted by artisanal ...

Mining in the Congo Basin: Getting to the Heart …

2013-5-20 · A film alone is not going to deliver sustainable development, but whether the subject is blue-faced monkeys or iron mining, it can provide a window into possible futures and uses a language that everyone can understand. ...

Democratic Republic of the Congo

2021-10-11 · The DRC has substantial untapped gold, cobalt and high-grade copper reserves, but equally significant security risks accentuated by a lack of robust infrastructure. In 2019, mine production of cobalt in the DRC totaled 100,000 metric tons, accounting for 70 percent of global production. The DRC was the third largest producer of industrial ...

Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo

The sustainability of cobalt is an important emerging issue because this critical base metal is an essential component of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. More than half of the world''s cobalt mine production comes from the Katanga Copperbelt in DR Congo, with a substantial proportion (estimated at 15–20%) being extracted by ...

Cobalt Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the world''s leading source of mined cobalt, supplying approximately 70% of Global cobalt mine production (Source: United States Geological Survey). The mines that extract cobalt are in the Lualaba Province in Southern Congo. This region is known as the copper belt and cobalt is mined as a by-product ...

UNEP Study Confirms DR Congo''s Potential as …

2017-8-7 · Kinshasa – Social entrepreneurs hold key for job creation and ''green economy'' transformation in DR Congo. With half of Africa''s forests and water resources and trillion-dollar mineral reserves, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could become a powerhouse of African development provided multiple pressures on its natural resources are urgently …

Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo

2018-9-1 · The US Geological Survey (USGS) estimated that two mining countries accounted for 70% of each, lithium (Chile and Australia), cobalt (DR …

Democratic Republic of the Congo .:. Sustainable …

Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the DRC starting in 2016, when the Congolese Observatory for Sustainable Development was created, a structure that can monitor, assess and report on the implementation of the SDGs. By and against the backdrop of a largely participatory and inclusive approach, the country has ...

When subterranean slavery supports sustainability …

2021-3-1 · The line between LSM and ASM mining in the Congo may perhaps be clear on paper, but in practice remains constantly blurred (Katz-Lavigne 2019b). The DRC is unlike the regimes of extraction for cobalt and copper found in many other countries. It has a long history of instability, and a current political and social environment replete with ...

(PDF) Democratic Republic of the Congo: Mining Sector

2016-1-1 · companies in the mining sector declared having p aid US $1.043.117.978 to the Congolese government, while declared government earnings amounted to US $1.052.659.116 of which 7 5% went into the ...

Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR …

2020-3-25 · Only 35% is produced from secondary sources, such as the recycling of spent batteries, super-alloys and hard metals. What makes matters worse is that a substantial fraction of the cobalt mining in DR Congo is performed by …

Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo

The sustainability of cobalt is an important emerging issue because this critical base metal is an essential component of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. More than half the world''s cobalt mine production comes from the Katanga Copperbelt in DR Congo, with a …

DRC: Crisis in mines requires sustainable solution

2019-7-25 · A deadly accident and the deployment of the army to two massive copper and cobalt mines in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the past four weeks have exposed the country''s weak regulation of its mining sector and poor protection of human rights. Choose a language to view reportDownload PDFChineseChinese […]

Sustainable Mining in Africa

Sustainable and Responsible Mining in Africa | A Getting Started Guide. INTRODUCTION. Africa has over 30 percent of the world''s global mineral reserves. 1. The continent produces over 60 different metals and minerals and has huge potential for exploration and production. 2. There is a considerable history of mining across Africa with ...

Sustainable Mining | Pan African

For sustainable mining companies, optimising environmental performance and social impact isn''t just about ethics or regulatory compliance, it is also good business practice. New technologies, from more efficient energy sources and greater air and water quality management capabilities to more effective tailings reprocessing, are helping mines ...

Child Slavery in Cobalt Mining in Congo

2020-12-16 · The issue of child labor and slavery in cobalt mining is one of the most abhorrent practices by humans towards children. For instance, in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central Africa, little children as young as seven are pushed to mine cobalt, a mineral found in rocks. Being that more than half of the world''s cobalt comes ...

Sustainable Mining for Long Term Poverty Alleviation in …

2020-10-13 · The mining sector in the DRC has traditionally been dominated by large-scale mining operations, limiting the government''s interest in engaging with the artisanal """"" 10 "DRC Congo: Economic Growth Set to Reach An Unprecedented Seven Percent in 2013." World Bank. 11 United States Geological Survey. "Copper." Minerals Yearbook 2012, 2012, 54 ...

Sustainable Mining in Emerging Economies: A Case of …

2021-10-31 · The use of sustainable mining practices in developing economies can be found in academic literature and industry reports. To support the use of sustainable practices identified in the study of Essah and Andrews (), secondary data from sustainability reports of four reputable mining firms in Africa were examined addition, an interview with a sustainability manager of …

Green & Sustainable Mining: Green-Washing in …

2021-1-26 · Currently, the mining industry is responsible for an estimated 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and mining creates environmental problems such as air pollution, soil and water contamination, loss of plant and animal …

Sustainable economic development in the mining sector

Project description. Title: Integrated economic development in the mining sector. Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lead executing agency: Ministry …

Blockchain in the Mining Industry: Implications for …

2019-10-21 · the ''provenance of emeralds back to the exact mine''.9 Each individual stone is soaked with DNA-based, nano-sized particles encoded with information on each specific mine, which would in turn permeate the stone''s natural fissures and microscopic crevices. In other words, the lab would physically introduce information about the mine, the

Sustainable Sourcing of Minerals in the …

2014-5-6 · Tuesday May 6, 2014. The sourcing of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (often referred to as "3TG") from the Democratic Republic of the Congo …

The potential of the new mining code and …

2019-11-18 · The potential of the new mining code and partnerships for sustainable mining in the DRC. Its vast mineral resources make the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) one of the richest countries on earth. …

How can mining become more environmentally sustainable

2016-11-8 · Mining can become more environmentally friendly through developing and integrating practices that reduce the adverse environmental impact of mining operations. Such good practices include; reducing inputs that include water and energy consumption, minimizing land disturbance, and waste production, preventing soil, water, and air pollution at ...

Sustainable mining, local communities and environmental …

2015-8-31 · Sustainable mining is an objective as well as a tool for balancing economic, social, and environmental considerations. Each of these three dimensions of mining – …