Implementing Integrated Measures for Minimizing Mercury Releases from Artisanal Gold Mining

To protect human health and the environment by implementing integrated measures aimed at minimizing mercury releases (>40%) from artisanal gold mining activities affecting the Puyango River basin in Ecuador and the Tumbes River basin in Peru.
Financial mechanism
GEF
Date of approval
Status
Completed
Countries
Managing organisations
National Geologic, Mining &amp
Metallurgy Research Institute (INIGEMM), in Ecuador and the Ministry of Environment in Peru
Implementing organisations
UNIDO
Project ID
4799
GEF project type
Medium size
GEF project phase
GEF - 5
GEF Cofinancing
$2.676.764
GEF project grant
$999.900