Jordan signed the Minamata Convention on October 10, 2013, and ratified the Convention on November 12, 2015. As International Technical Experts, BRI is assisting the government of Jordan in meeting requirements outlined by the Minamata Convention to reduce mercury in the environment. These activities will complement efforts by Jordan to significantly reduce the exposure of mercury to humans and the environment.
Formal Capacity: International Technical Expert
Project Lead: David Evers
Funding/Implementing Agency: GEF/UNDP
Jordan signed the Convention on October 10, 2013 and ratified the Convention on November 12, 2015. In order to meet its obligations under the Convention, Jordan is implementing 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 Jordanian mercury team can be found in this brochure.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, bordered by Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and West Bank. It is well known for its ancient monuments and archaeological sites such as Petra, the ancient Nabatean capital where tombs, monuments, and temples are carved into pink sandstone cliffs, as pictured above.
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