On 5 November, Minamata Online held an information session on “Mercury emissions: Estimation and projection”. This online science session, part of the “mercury science” stream, presented available information on estimated mercury emissions of release to the environment and their future projection.
Presentations included the existing global, regional and national emission inventories, and scenario analysis for future projection of chemicals pollution as well as other areas such as climate change. There was also a panel discussion on approaches for emission estimation and projection to contribute to policy making.
The event saw a virtual attendance of 54 participants and counted with the following panelists:
- Jozef Pacyna, Professor, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
- Simon Wilson, Deputy Executive Secretary, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)
- Shuxiao Wang, Professor, Tsinghua University, Director of State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Sources and Control of Air Pollution Complex, China
- Rico Euripidou, Environmental Health Campaigner, GroundWork, Friends of the Earth South Africa and Zero Mercury Working Group
- Toshihiko Masui, Head, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
- Noelle Selin, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- 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. Attendance is free for each session and registrations for the November events are open.