The eighth meeting of the UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership Advisory Group (PAG8) will take place on Friday 22 September 2017 at the International Environment House 2, in Geneva.

The meeting will be opened by the Global Mercury Partnership secretariat. The overall goal of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership is to protect human health and the global environment from the release of mercury and its compounds by minimizing and, where feasible, ultimately eliminating global, anthropogenic mercury releases to air, water and land.

The Partnership works closely with stakeholders to assist in the timely ratification and effective implementation of the International Convention on Mercury (the Minamata Convention) entered into force on August 16th 2017.

The Partnership currently has eight identified priorities for action – or partnership areas – that are reflective of the major source of mercury releases categories.

One of these is the Mercury Air Transport and Fate Research Partnership Area (F&T), co-lead by Nicola Pirrone of the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, National Research Council of ITALY (CNR-IIA) and David Evers of the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), USA.

Amongst the functions and responsibilities of the PAG is to report on activities within the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership.

A delegation of CNR-IIA will take to the PAG8 and will present key activities, results and outcomes carried out within the last year on worldwide mercury monitoring.


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