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Minamata Convention: Jordan
Minamata Convention: Jordan

Minamata Initial Assessments in Jordan

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

                

The State of Mercury in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

THE STATE OF MERCURY IN THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN

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.

Click here to download the full brochure.

Country Profile

Country Profile

  • Population: 6.5 million (World Bank 2013)
  • Surface Area: 89,342 sq km
  • Capital City: Amman
  • Official Language: Arabic
  • Fish Production: 1,600 tons (FAO 2003)
  • UN Membership Date: December 14, 1955

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.

 

Inception Meeting

BRI Executive Director and Chief Scientist, David Evers, presents at the Minamata Initial Assessment Inception Meeting, held in Jordan, 29 November 2016.
BRI Executive Director and Chief Scientist, David Evers, presents at the Minamata Initial Assessment Inception Meeting, held in Jordan, 29 November 2016.
 

Mercury Inventory Training Workshop

Participants of the Minimata Initial Assessment Mercury Inventory Training Workshop, held in Jordan on 1 December 2016.
Participants of the Minimata Initial Assessment Mercury Inventory Training Workshop, held in Jordan on 1 December 2016.
 
Photo Credits: Petra Monistery, Jordan © Arjan Huizer ; Jordan flag © Gil C
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