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Minamata Convention: Marshall Islands
Minamata Convention: Marshall Islands

Minamata Initial Assessments in the
Marshall Islands

As International Technical Experts, BRI is assisting the Marshall Islands in conducting a Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA). BRI is providing expertise to assist with the development of a national mercury inventory using UN Environment's Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases. The results of the MIA will assist the country with meeting requirements outlined by the Minamata Convention to reduce mercury in the environment and exposure of mercury to humans. 

Formal Capacity: International Technical Expert

Project Lead: David Evers

Funding/Implementing Agency: GEF/UN Environment

Executing Agency: SPREP

     

Country Profile

Country Profile

  • Population: 53,127 (2017)
  • Surface Area: 181 sq km
  • Capital: Delap-Uliga-Djarrit
  • Official Language: English, Marshallese
  • Fish Production: 56,664 tons (FAO 2005)
 
Photo Credits: Header Image, Marshall Islands Majuro Coral Reef © Luiz A Rocha-Shutterstock; Marshall Islands Flag © Gil C-shutterstock
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