The Climate Briefing: Mining, livelihoods and the environment

This episode takes us on a journey of discovery through the Ghanaian gold mining industry, and the illegal artisanal gold mining.

Audio Published 18 September 2023 Updated 28 November 2023 43 minute listen

In the race to create a net-zero, sustainable world, activities like mining and farming can clash with the lives of people in forests and rural areas.

As the international community ponders over solutions for responsible resource management, Ghana’s experiences offer invaluable lessons. In this first episode of a two-part special of the Climate Briefing, Henry Throp takes us on a journey of discovery through the Ghanaian gold mining industry, and the illegal artisanal gold mining, known in Ghana as the Galamsey.

Using recordings of interviews captured during a May 2023 field trip to Ghana, Henry explores the intricate juggling act between caring for the land, ensuring sustainable livelihoods, and meeting the rising demand for metals and lucrative cash crops.

The episode is published in association with our new article on net-zero.

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