'Fair trade' gold: A key to alleviating mercury pollution in sub-Saharan Africa? Online publication date: Fri, 14-May-2010
by John Childs
International Journal of Environment and Pollution (IJEP), Vol. 41, No. 3/4, 2010
Abstract: This paper critically assesses the ability of 'Fair Trade' gold to reduce mercury usage in small-scale gold mines through standard setting. It identifies the barriers – both practical and theoretical – that must be overcome to bring such an initiative to fruition. It concludes by questioning the auditing approach, asking whether the tenets of Fair-Trade-discourse of 'partnership' and 'responsibility' are conceptually shared by operators it has targeted.
Online publication date: Fri, 14-May-2010
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