The UN Environment Programme's Global Mercury Partnership (GMP) was created to protect human health and the environment from the release of mercury and its compounds. The overall goal is to minimize and, where feasible, ultimately eliminate anthropogenic mercury releases to air, water, and land.
A global understanding of major processes and mechanisms that affect the dynamics of mercury in the atmosphere and ecosystems is important for setting and implementing strategies on mercury at local, regional, and global levels.
The GMP has identified eight priorities for action, or partnership areas, and established an advisory group for each. BRI is a co-lead for the Mercury Air Transport & Fate Research partnership area and is hosting this page for sharing information to the group.
Integrated and updated global assessments, based on reliable information from regional and national levels, are essential for improving global understanding of mercury and for predicting trends. The Mercury Air Transport & Fate Research partnership group works toward that goal.
Members of the F&T group have been actively contributing to the Minamata Convention on Mercury for more than 14 years. The Mercury Air Transport & Fate Research (F&T) group was one of the first partnership areas created when the Global Mercury Partnership and the Partnership Area Groups were initiated in 2006. Since then, the F&T’s members have contributed to the preparation of the Global Mercury Assessment (GMA) for the Ad-Hoc Working Groups, the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee meetings, and later for the meetings of the Conference of Parties (COP).
To download the Partnership Area Fact Sheet, click here.
This communication is an effort to bring the F&T Partnership membership up to date on the events, issues, and discussions surrounding the GMPs and the Minamata Convention in order for the F&T community to be able to be more engaged with and provide support to the implementation of the Convention.
Another goal is to inform our membership about some basics about the Partnerships and Convention in order that we can all think of ways to become engaged.
To download the report, click here.
To meet its objectives, the Partnership Area puts priority on the following actions:
Members of the Mercury Air Transport & Fate Research partnership group can find more information on the Minamata Convention website.
The UNEP website hosts a wide variety of resources. We will list here those specifically relevant to our members.
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Nicola Pirrone - Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, National Research Council (CNR)
David Evers - Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)
Communications Coordinator and Nominated Co-chair
Celia Chen - Dartmouth College
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