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Guidance on Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices

This document presents guidance related to best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP) to assist parties in fulfilling their obligations under Article 8 of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which concerns controlling and, where feasible, reducing emissions of mercury and mercury compounds to the atmosphere from the point sources falling within the source categories listed in Annex D to the Convention.

Guidance on Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices

Guidance on Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices

This document presents guidance related to best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP) to assist parties in fulfilling their obligations under Article 8 of the Minamata Convention on Mercury (hereinafter referred to as “the Convention”), which concerns controlling and, where feasible, reducing emissions of mercury and mercury compounds to the atmosphere from the point sources falling within the source categories listed in Annex D to the Convention.

Global Mercury Assessment 2018 - Key Findings

This summary document presents the main findings of the technical document in plain language. Recognizing the relevance of the results of the Global Mercury Assessment 2018 for policy makers, this section presents key findings of highest policy relevance.

Global Mercury Assessment 2018 - Key Findings

Global Mercury Assessment 2018 - Key Findings

This summary document presents the main findings of the technical document in plain language. Recognizing the relevance of the results of the Global Mercury Assessment 2018 for policy makers, this section presents key findings of highest policy relevance.

 Global Mercury Assessment 2018

This update to the Global Mercury Assessment 2013 provides the most recent information available for the worldwide emissions to air, releases to water, and transport of mercury in atmospheric and aquatic environments.

Global Mercury Assessment 2018

 Global Mercury Assessment 2018

This update to the Global Mercury Assessment 2013 provides the most recent information available for the worldwide emissions to air, releases to water, and transport of mercury in atmospheric and aquatic environments.

Technical Background Report to the Global Mercury Assessment 2018

The Technical Background to the Global Mercury Assessment 2018 forms the basis for the statements made in the GMA2018 Report; it is fully referenced and peer-reviewed according to standard scientific practice.

Technical Background Report to the Global Mercury Assessment 2018

Technical Background Report to the Global Mercury Assessment 2018

The Technical Background to the Global Mercury Assessment 2018 forms the basis for the statements made in the GMA2018 Report; it is fully referenced and peer-reviewed according to standard scientific practice.

NAP Guidance document

This document developed by UN Environment Programme is intended to provide guidance to countries in formulating artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM) National Action Plans (NAPs) that are compliant with the requirements of the Minamata Convention. The document also provides technical, legal and policy information on issues related to ASGM, which may be useful when preparing and implementing the NAP. This guidance is indicative – the use of this document is not mandatory or a requirement under the Convention. French version - Spanish version

NAP Guidance document

NAP Guidance document

This document developed by UN Environment Programme is intended to provide guidance to countries in formulating artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM) National Action Plans (NAPs) that are compliant with the requirements of the Minamata Convention. The document also provides technical, legal and policy information on issues related to ASGM, which may be useful when preparing and implementing the NAP. This guidance is indicative – the use of this document is not mandatory or a requirement under the Convention. French version - Spanish version

Global mercury supply, trade and demand

A good understanding of mercury supply, trade and demand is critical to effective implementation of the Convention. This report provides detailed and timely information on where mercury comes from, how it moves in commerce, and how it is used in products and industrial processes. To further facilitate informed decision-making, the report also evaluates data sources, discusses trends and identifies knowledge gaps.

Global mercury supply, trade and demand

Global mercury supply, trade and demand

A good understanding of mercury supply, trade and demand is critical to effective implementation of the Convention. This report provides detailed and timely information on where mercury comes from, how it moves in commerce, and how it is used in products and industrial processes. To further facilitate informed decision-making, the report also evaluates data sources, discusses trends and identifies knowledge gaps.

[Report] Implementation of the Minamata Convention in the Latin America and Caribbean region

This informative document has been prepared by the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre-Regional Centre of the Stockholm Convention for Latin America and the Caribbean (BCCC/SCRC), based in Montevideo, Uruguay, within the framework of an agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme / Regional Ofce for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNEP/ROLAC). Versión en español del documento

[Report] Implementation of the Minamata Convention in the Latin America and Caribbean region

[Report] Implementation of the Minamata Convention in the Latin America and Caribbean region

This informative document has been prepared by the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre-Regional Centre of the Stockholm Convention for Latin America and the Caribbean (BCCC/SCRC), based in Montevideo, Uruguay, within the framework of an agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme / Regional Ofce for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNEP/ROLAC). Versión en español del documento

[Brochure] Implementention of the Minamata Convention in the Latin America and Caribbean Region

The brochure herein provides basic information on the Minamata Convention on Mercury and its implementation in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. Versión en español del documento.

[Brochure] Implementention of the Minamata Convention in the Latin America and Caribbean Region

[Brochure] Implementention of the Minamata Convention in the Latin America and Caribbean Region

The brochure herein provides basic information on the Minamata Convention on Mercury and its implementation in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. Versión en español del documento.

Minamata Convention on Mercury - Text and Annexes

The text of the Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted and opened for signature at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries held on 10 and 11 October 2013 in Kumamoto, Japan.

 

Minamata Convention on Mercury - Text and Annexes

Minamata Convention on Mercury - Text and Annexes

The text of the Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted and opened for signature at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries held on 10 and 11 October 2013 in Kumamoto, Japan.

 

Mercury Acting Now!

The UNEP Global Mercury Partnership is acting now on the substantive areas of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. This brochure illustrates key issues and how they are being addressed by partners of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership.

 

Mercury Acting Now!

Mercury Acting Now!

The UNEP Global Mercury Partnership is acting now on the substantive areas of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. This brochure illustrates key issues and how they are being addressed by partners of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership.

 

Technical Background Report for the Global Mercury Assessment 2013

This is a joint UNEP and AMAP* report that presents the latest and comprehensive information of global mercury emissions and releases to the environment, information on atmospheric and aquatic chemistry and fate and transport of mercury. The report is a fully referenced scientific background report for the Global Mercury Assessment 2013; Sources, Emissions, Releases, and Environmental Transport.

 

Technical Background Report for the Global Mercury Assessment 2013

Technical Background Report for the Global Mercury Assessment 2013

This is a joint UNEP and AMAP* report that presents the latest and comprehensive information of global mercury emissions and releases to the environment, information on atmospheric and aquatic chemistry and fate and transport of mercury. The report is a fully referenced scientific background report for the Global Mercury Assessment 2013; Sources, Emissions, Releases, and Environmental Transport.

 

Global Mercury Assessment 2013

This report presents sources of mercury emissions to air and water. It presents estimates of anthropogenic emissions to air from various sources based on data from 2010 and estimates for releases to aquatic environment. The report also presents the latest information on atmospheric and aquatic chemistry , fate and transport. It is an overall summary report for the policy makers based on a technical background report.

 

Global Mercury Assessment 2013

Global Mercury Assessment 2013

This report presents sources of mercury emissions to air and water. It presents estimates of anthropogenic emissions to air from various sources based on data from 2010 and estimates for releases to aquatic environment. The report also presents the latest information on atmospheric and aquatic chemistry , fate and transport. It is an overall summary report for the policy makers based on a technical background report.

 

Mercury: Time to act
This report speaks directly to governments involved in development of the global treaty on mercury. It presents updates from the UNEP Global Mercury Assessment 2013 in short and punchy facts and figures backed by compelling graphics that provide governments and civil society with the rationale and the imperative to act on this notorious pollutant.

Mercury: Time to act

Mercury: Time to act
This report speaks directly to governments involved in development of the global treaty on mercury. It presents updates from the UNEP Global Mercury Assessment 2013 in short and punchy facts and figures backed by compelling graphics that provide governments and civil society with the rationale and the imperative to act on this notorious pollutant.
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