On 17 September, Minamata Online held an information session on the proposed indicators for evaluating the effectiveness of the Minamata Convention.
On 17 September, Minamata Online held an information session on the proposed indicators for evaluating the effectiveness of the Minamata Convention. This session on the COP-4 preparation stream, a continuation of the monitoring guidance webinar joined by identified experts on the 15 September, was held twice on the same day to facilitate the access to participants from all over the world.
As mandated by COP-3, this event introduced the three-step process of intersessional work to be done for the first effectiveness evaluation, and provided Parties with information for their preparation of their initial views on the proposed indicators. More information about the intersessional work towards the first effectiveness evaluation of the Minamata Convention here.
The event saw a virtual attendance of 70 participants in the morning session and 115 in the afternoon, and counted with the following panelists:
- Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury
- Claudia ten Have, Senior Policy Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury
- Michael J Spilsbury, Director, Evaluation Office, UN Environment Programme
- Eisaku Toda, Senior Programme Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury
The recording of the webinar is available here.
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 September events are open. More information about Minamata Online, the season’s calendar and registration details can be found here.