As International Technical Experts, BRI is assisting the government of Azerbaijan in meeting requirements outlined by the Minamata Convention to reduce mercury in the environment. These activities will complement efforts by Azerbaijan to significantly reduce the exposure of mercury to humans and the environment.
Formal Capacity: International Technical Expert
Project Lead: David Evers
Minamata Focal Point: Chingiz Mammadov
Collaborating Ministry: Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources
Funding/Implementing Agency: GEF/UNDP
The Minamata Convention on Mercury opened for signature in October 2013 and entered into force in August 2017. To assist with preparations for the ratification and implementation of the Convention, the government of Azerbaijan conducted a Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) to quantitatively and comparatively determine the extent of local mercury pollution. Some findings from the MIA and recommendations from the Azerbaijan mercury team can be found in this brochure.
Azerbaijan is a country located in southwestern Asia, neighboring the Caspian Sea, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and Iran. Its capital city, Baku, is best known for its medieval walled city and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs which dominates the city's skyline.
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