On 22 October, Minamata Online held an information session on “Article 8 Emissions”. This session outlined how the Minamata Convention sets out obligations regarding the control and reduction of mercury and mercury compounds to the atmosphere (Article 8 and Annex D).
This session, part of the “implementation review and support” stream, described the Guidance on Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices adopted at COP-1 and provided some current information on implementation of Article 8.
The event saw a virtual attendance of 54 participants in the morning session and 78 in the afternoon, and counted with the following panelists:
- Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury
- Marianne Bailey, Programme Officer for Capacity-building and Technical Assistance, Minamata Convention on Mercury
- Eisaku Toda, Senior Programme Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury
- Lesley Sloss, Senior Analyst and Event Lead at IEA Clean Coal Centre; Co-lead for the coal area of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership
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.