Minamata Online: Article 11 Mercury Wastes

Friday, November 13, 2020

On 12 November, Minamata Online held two information sessions on “Article 11: Mercury Wastes”. These virtual sessions, part of the “implementation review and support” stream, outlined how the Minamata Convention sets out obligations regarding the management of mercury wastes (Article 11).

The panelists also defined how the Minamata Convention interacts with the Basel Convention and its mercury waste technical guidelines. Additionally, these sessions provided information on waste management efforts undertaken by the Secretariat, UNEP, and the Global Mercury Partnership.

The event saw a virtual attendance of 54 participants in the morning session and 95 in the afternoon, and counted with the following panelists:

  • Claudia ten Have, Senior Policy and Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • Marianne Bailey, Programme Officer for Capacity-building and Technical Assistance, Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • Melisa Lim, Programme Officer, Focal Point to Central and Eastern Europe and Small Islands Developing States, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
  • Takafumi Anan, Associate Expert, Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • Stéphanie Laruelle, Programme Management Officer, Chemicals and Health Branch, United Nations Environment Programme

This weekly digital series, aimed at better understanding the Convention's provisions, as well as policy and scientific aspects, will be held weekly until December. Attendance is free for each session and registrations for the November events are open. More information about Minamata Online, the season’s calendar and registration details can be found here.

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