Nepal signed the Minamata Convention on October 10, 2013. Through our Center for Mercury Studies, BRI (an Executing Agency with UNIDO) will work with the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment to conduct a Minamata Initial Assessment over the next two years. These activities will complement Nepal's efforts to significantly reduce the exposure of mercury to humans and the environment.
Formal Capacity: Executing Agency
Project Lead: David Evers
Funding Agency: UNIDO/GEF
Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia, bordered by China to the north and India to the south. Nepal is located in the Himalayas and is home to Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Tourism, handicrafts, and tea and coffee production are important mainstays in Nepal's economy.
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