Capacity-building for effective implementation of Minamata Convention focusing on mercury inventory

The project will develop a comprehensive mercury inventory using the UNEP Mercury Inventory Toolkit, while increasing knowledge and capacity among different stakeholders. The project will also provide a data collection system and verification of collected data for sources of mercury emissions and releases and identify technologies to remedy mercury contamination which can be employed at the national level. The project will implement two pilot projects to evaluate approaches for contaminated sites.

Financial mechanism
Implementation timeline
SIP Round 2
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 3. Good health and well-being
Goal 5. Gender equality
Goal 6. Clean water and sanitation
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization foster innovation
Goal 11. Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12. Responsible consumption and production

The overall objective of this project is to assist in improving capacity of the Islamic Republic of Iran to implement the Minamata Convention, focusing on developing a mercury inventory in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Expected outcome
  • OUTCOME 1 Develop a data collection system and verify collected data for sources of mercury releases and emissions
  • OUTCOME 2 Increase knowledge and build capacity of different types of target groups
  • OUTCOME 3 Investigate whether specific types of industries and mines other than those listed in the Convention exist in Iran
  • OUTCOME 4 Implement two pilot projects to apply the mercury Toolkit and evaluate methods to control emissions and releases