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Thirty experts from around the world met in Geneva on 16-18 February 2023 to discuss thresholds to define waste contaminated with mercury to be controlled under the Minamata Convention.
The meeting was held back-to-back with the Open-Ended Working Group meeting of the Basel Convention, and had an intensive discussion including the linkage between Minamata and Basel Conventions. The expert group agreed to recommend threshold values to the Conference of the Parties (COP-5) which starts on 30 October 2023. The report of the meeting can be found here.