On Thursday 8 October, this online session outlined how the Minamata Convention sets out obligations with regard to the trade in mercury (Article 3, MC-1/2). It also provided additional information on the evolution of mercury trade flows.
On 8 October, Minamata Online held an information session on “Article 3 Trade”. This webinar outlined how the Minamata Convention sets out obligations regarding the trade in mercury (Article 3, MC-1/2). The event, like the 24 September “Art21 Reporting and Art15 ICC” session, was part of the “implementation review and support” stream, and it also provided information on the evolution of mercury trade flows.
The event saw a virtual attendance of 53 participants in the morning session and 86 in the afternoon, and counted with the following panelists:
- Claudia ten Have, Senior Policy Coordination Officer, 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
- Gabi Eigenmann, Minamata Policy Expert, Department of Environment, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
- Lara Ognibene, Legal/Programme Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury
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 October events are open. More information about Minamata Online, the season’s calendar and registration details can be found here.