Artisanal Small-Scale Mining (ASM) is one of the world’s most dangerous occupations. The World Bank estimates that 100 million children, women and men work in ASM worldwide, mostly in remote rural areas of Low-income and Lower-middle-income countries. ASM is increasing rapidly. Paradoxically, a key driver of this growth is climate change mitigation.
However, “We cannot use ‘blood minerals’ to mitigate climate change” the Collegium Ramazzini argues in their essay on ASM and climate change mitigation. Written during the United Nations COP 26 meeting, read this astounding essay that outlines how we can mitigate climate change ethically.