Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury to be organized

The Global Environment Facility is implementing the Planet-GOLD program to help countries that have joined the Minamata Convention on Mercury reduce mercury consumption in artisanal gold mining. The project in Mongolia is implemented by the UN Environment Programme and UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and executed by Artisanal Gold Council and (Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia) Байгаль орчин, аялал жуулчлалын яам.

With the ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in 2015, Mongolia has committed to reduce the use of mercury in artisanal gold mining. planetGOLD Project aims to formalize the ASGM sector in Mongolia by: Formalizing and professionalizing the sector, helping miners access finance and markets for responsible gold, moving to mercury-free mining and processing systems, as well as sharing knowledge nationally and internationally.