THE CLEANER GOLD NETWORK
Civil Society and Industry Standing in Solidarity
Amazon Aid is convening the Cleaner Gold Network to ensure that key people are working together to protect the Amazon from illicit and unregulated gold-mining.
How might we create a responsible and cleaner supply chain for gold that improves our ability to protect the Amazon and its people now, while embracing the long-term goal of working in the Amazon sustainably and without harm to its living systems?
The Cleaner Gold Network is engaging civil society, industry and other stakeholders to stand in solidarity and publicly pledge to protect the Amazon.
Each Network member makes the simple commitment to acknowledge the urgent need for a different, collaborative approach to increase awareness, transparency, and action, to reform and produce sustainable systems for Cleaner Gold. We know the situation is difficult, but united we can make necessary change.
Amazon Aid Foundation champions the work of member organizations and upstanders in the field to break through silos to promote a connected solutions-based conversation that leads to action and systemic change.
Solving Problems Together
|Deliver a global response to the issue||so that we can solve the problem|
|Protect Human Rights and the Environment||so that exploitation ends|
|Defend and Support Indigenous people||so that the Amazon’s environmental defenders are safe from harm and can prosper|
|Advocate for policies that improve country level practices||so that ecosystems and industry can both thrive|
|Improve the enforcement of mining regulation||so that indigenous people are protected and illegal and illicit activity is not tolerated|
|Call for the creation of distinct mining zones and/or concessions where mining is permitted||so that mining is contained|
|Support the formalization and legalization of miners||so that permitted mining activity can be supported by the formal economy|
|Eliminate the use of mercury in gold mining||so that mercury poisoning is eradicated|
|Work to identify the best technology||so that we can verify that the gold is responsibly mined|
|Secure the participation of downstream organizations in jewelry, technology, and banking||so that the support for the development of and demand for cleaner gold comes from multiple sources|
|Build traceability systems for the gold supply chain||so that material origins are known|
|Develop site specific solutions||so that solutions make sense locally and participation is encouraged|