Minamata Online: Article 12 Contaminated Sites

Friday, November 27, 2020

On 26 November, Minamata Online held an information session on “Article 12: Contaminated Sites”.

This online event, part of the “implementation review and support” stream, outlined how the Minamata Convention sets out obligations with respect to the management of contaminates sites (Article 12) and how it provides relevant technical guidance. The session also included presentation on case studies on conceptual models, remediation technologies, monitoring and risk management.

The event saw a virtual attendance of 46 participants in the morning session and 72 in the afternoon, and counted with the following panelists:

  • Claudia ten Have, Senior Policy and Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • Rocío Millán, Research Center for Energy, Environment and Technology – CIEMAT
  • Eisaku Toda, Senior Programme Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury

To know more, please read the "Guidance on the Management of Contaminated Sites", which is available on the Minamata Convention website in 6 languages.

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 the registration for the last event on 1 December is open. More information about Minamata Online, the season’s calendar and registration details can be found here.

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