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Minamata Convention: Tuvalu
Minamata Convention: Tuvalu

Minamata Initial Assessments in Tuvalu

As International Technical Experts, BRI is assisting Tuvalu 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: 11,508 (World Bank 2018)
  • Surface Area: 30 sq km (World Bank 2018)
  • Capital City: Funafuti
  • Official Language: Tuvaluan, English
  • Fish Production: 1,100 tonnes (FAO 1999)
  • UN Membership Date: September 2000
 
Photo Credits: Header Image, Funafuti, Tuvalu © Google Earth; Tonga Flag © Mikrobiuz-shutterstock
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