The report provides an overview of the latest developments under the Minamata Convention on Mercury, including the outcomes of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-4).
The Minamata Convention Progress Report 2022 provides an update on the latest developments under the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which includes the achievements of COP-4, such as the amendment of the Convention to ban eight additional mercury-added products, reducing mercury demand, exposure and waste. The report also highlights the creation of a scientific group that will provide data on the presence and movement of mercury in the environment.
Additionally, the report mentions that over 90% of Parties submitted their first full national reports on the implementation of the Convention, which provides a clear picture of their needs and challenges. It emphasizes the expanding cooperation among the secretariats of Multilateral Environmental Agreements and outlines the linkages with gender, biodiversity, and knowledge management.
The publication also acknowledges that more work needs to be done to fully achieve the Convention's objective. This includes improving monitoring and reporting of mercury emissions, strengthening the capacity of developing countries to implement the Convention, and increasing public awareness of the risks of mercury exposure.
To know more about the work of the Convention, read the Progress Report 2020, which provides the previous overview of the progress made in implementing the Convention, while also identifying the challenges that need to be addressed to make mercury history.