On 29 September, experts presented available information on mercury material flow focusing on supply, demand and trade in mercury. Presentations included updated information after the publication of UNEP Mercury Supply, Trade and Demand report, studies on illicit trade, and national studies on mercury material flow.
On 29 September, Minamata Online held an information session on “Mercury material flow: Supply, demand and trade”.
The first session under the “mercury science” stream, this webinar presented information on mercury material flow focusing on supply, demand and trade in mercury. Experts provided updated information after the publication of UNEP Mercury Supply, Trade and Demand report, studies on illicit trade, and national studies on mercury material flow. There was as well a panel discussion on how to improve the knowledge on mercury material flow.
The event saw a virtual attendance of over a hundred participants and counted with the following panelists:
- Peter Maxson, Director, Concorde East/West SPRL
- Barbara Hendus, Program Officer Extractives & Conservation, IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands
- Okechukwu Jonathan Okonkwo, Professor Emeritus, Tshwane University of Technology
- Thomas Groeneveld, Special Assistant, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Joy Leaner, Co-chair, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant 2022
- Ken Davis, Programme Management Officer, UN Environment Programme
- Eisaku Toda, Senior 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. More information about Minamata Online, the season’s calendar and registration details can be found here.