Environmental assessment in the Ingessana Hills, Blue Nile State, Sudan
This survey is part of a larger UNIDO program (EG/GLO/01/G34) funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and titled ”Removal of Barriers to the Introduction of Cleaner Artisanal Gold Mining and Extraction Technologies”. The long-term objective of the UNIDO / GEF program is to assist a pilot suite of developing countries, located in several key trans-boundary river/lake basins, in assessing the extent of pollution from current artisanal mining activities. It is also to introduce cleaner gold mining and extraction technology which minimises or eliminates mercury releases, and develop capacity and regulatory mechanisms that will enable the sector to minimise negative environmental impacts.
07 May 2010