Second meeting of the Ad hoc Open-ended Working Group on Mercury (OEWG 2)

The second meeting of the Ad hoc Open Ended Working Group took place from 6 to 10 October 2008 at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Working Group considered elements to be addressed by a mercury framework, the type of framework to be used and the capacity building including financial and technical support required.


UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/1 - Provisional agenda

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/1/Add.1 - Annotated provisional agenda

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/2 - Scenario note for the second meeting of the Ad hoc Open-ended Working Group on Mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/3 - Report on financial considerations and possible funding modalities for a legally binding instrumnet or voluntary arrangements on mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/4 - Report on implementation options, including legal, procedural and logistical aspects

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/5 - Report presenting the costs and benefits for each of the strategic objectives

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/5/Add.1 - Report presenting the costs and benefits for each of the strategic objectives - Addendum

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/6 - Report on current supply and demand for mercury, including projections considering the phase-out of primary mercury mining

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/6/Add.1 - Report on current supply and demand for mercury, including projections considering the phase-out of primary mercury mining - Addendum

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/7 - Report on the major mercury-containing products and processes, their substitutes and experience in switching to mercury-free products and processes

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/7/Add.1 - Report on the major mercury-containing products and processes, their substitutes and experience in switching to mercury-free products and processes - Addendum

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/8 - Common elements of a mercury framework

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/9 - Report on progress on strengthening the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/10 - Information, based on experience with existing legally binding and voluntary arrangements, on how sustainable technology transfer and support could be facilitated for global mercury control actions

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/11 - Report on the organization into clusters and annotation of response measures that were developed at the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/12 - Information on funding currently available for addressing mercury through international funding arrangements

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/13 - Report of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Mercury on the work of its second meeting

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INFORMATION DOCUMENTS:


UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/1 - Report on atmospheric emissions: update on progress

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/2 - Report on activities carried out under the partnership programme

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/3 - Statement prepared by the Western Asia subregion and the Islamic Republic of Iran at a regional preparatory meeting

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/4 - Statement prepared by the African region at a regional preparatory meeting

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/5 - Information document on the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/6 - Expanded voluntary approach for mercury: information document submitted by the Government of the United States of America

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/7 - Social and economic costs of continuing the status quo of mercury pollution

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/8 - Provisional meeting flow for the second meeting of the Ad hoc Open-ended Working Group on Mercury

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/9 - Development of an action plan to address primary mercury mining in Kyrgyzstan

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/10 - Information note by the Secretariat of the Basel Convention

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/11 - Report of a consultation meeting on mercury for countries from the Asia-Pacific region

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/12 - Issues to be addressed by Asia-Pacific countries on global mercury management

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/13 - Draft guidance document on developing a national strategic plan for articanal and small-scale gold mining

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/INF/14 - Summary report on UNEP mercury inventory activities

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UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/OEWG.2/15 - List of Participants

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