Montenegro signed the Minamata Convention on September 24, 2014. As International Technical Experts, BRI is assisting the government of Montenegro in meeting requirements outlined by the Minamata Convention to reduce mercury in the environment. These activities will complement efforts by Montenegro to significantly reduce the exposure of mercury to humans and the environment.
Formal Capacity: International Technical Expert
Project Lead: David Evers
Minamata Focal Point: Jelena Kovacevic and Lena Radusinovic
Collaborating Ministry: Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism
Funding/Implementing Agency: GEF/UNDP
Montenegro became a signatory of the Convention on September 24, 2014. In order to meet its obligations under the treaty, Montenegro 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 Montenegro mercury team can be found in this brochure. Click to download the full brochure in English or Montenegrin.
Montenegro is a small Balkan country bordered by Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, and the Adriatic Sea. The landscape ranges from rugged mountains along its eastern borders to a narrow coastal plain along the Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, Montenegro's largest bay, is dotted by fortified towns and coastal villages such as Perast, pictured above.
David Evers, BRI's Chief Scientist and Executive Director, speaks at the Minamata Initial Assessment Inception Meeting, held November 9, 2016 in Podgorica, Montenegro.
Montenegro's Minamata Initial Assessment Inception Meeting was featured in local media.
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