Georgia signed the Minamata Convention October 10, 2013. As International Technical Experts, BRI is assisting the government of Georgia in meeting requirements outlined by the Minamata Convention to reduce mercury in the environment. These activities will complement efforts by Georgia to significantly reduce the exposure of mercury to humans and the environment.
Formal Capacity: International Technical Expert
Project Lead: David Buck
Collaboraing Ministry: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection
Funding Agency: UNDP/GEF
Georgia became a signatory of the Convention on October 10, 2013. To assist with preparations for the ratification and implementation of the Convention, the government of Georgia 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 Georgia mercury team can be found in this brochure.
Georgia is a country located at the intersection of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, neighboring Russia, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the Black Sea. The Georgian landscape is diverse, with several mountain ranges throughout the country and low-land marsh-forests, swamps, and temperate rainforests in the western part of the country.
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