The fourth session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury (INC4) was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from 27 June to 2 July 2012.
At the fourth session, progress was achieved on some elements while divergent views remained on others. Delegates requested the Chair of the committee, working with contact group co-Chairs, to present possible compromise text on elements with diverging opinions for consideration by the committee at its fifth session. The secretariat was tasked with preparing additional documentation, including a draft of the final act that would permit discussion at INC5 on work in the interim period between the adoption of the instrument and its entry into force.
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/1 - Provisional agenda
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/1/Add.1 - Annotated provisional agenda
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/2 - Scenario note for the fourth session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury.
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/3 - Revised draft text for a comprehensive and suitable approach to a global legally binding instrument on mercury
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/4 -Proposal for a conceptual approach and possible text on financial resources and technical assistance
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/5 - Approach to possible elements of Articles 10 and 11 prepared by the co-chairs of the contact group on emissions and releases
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/6 - Information on possible transitional arrangements pending phase out of mercury-added products and manufacturing processes in which mercury is used
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/7 - Compilation of reporting obligations and action plans envisaged in the draft negotiating text and survey of reporting obligations and action plans under other relevant multilateral environment agreements
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/8 Report of the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury on the work of its fourth session
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/INF/1 - Information submitted by parties on financial resources and technical and implementation assistance
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/INF/2 - Available information that might assist the committee’s work
UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.4/INF/3 - List of Participants