Workshop on Synergies in Mercury Waste Management

Osaka, Japan, 30-31 May 2019

The Workshop on Synergies in Mercury Waste Management was held in Osaka, Japan on 30 and 31 May 2019, co-organized by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and United Nations Environment Programme through its International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC). The primary objective of the workshop was to promote the environmentally sound management of mercury wastes through identifying needs and gaps on capacity-building, technical assistance and technology transfer as well as opportunities for synergistic implementation not only within the Minamata Convention but also between the Minamata Convention and other global frameworks. The workshop was attended by 41 participants and chaired by Mr. Teruyoshi Hayamizu, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan. This workshop was held in conjunction with the face-to-face meeting of the group of technical experts on mercury waste thresholds established by the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention at its second session. Further information is available from the IETC website.

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