BRS COPs 2023 side event: Mercury waste management

Side event CICG Geneva 9 - 9 mai 2023

Co-organized by the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Burkina Faso, Switzerland, Secretariat of the BRS Conventions and UNEP Global Mercury Partnership, this event will address the challenges faced by developing countries in managing and disposing of mercury waste in an environmentally sound manner. The speakers will present the recent development on mercury waste including the mercury waste thresholds under the Minamata Convention and the update to the technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management under the Basel Convention, and discuss ways to overcome the capacity gap that developing countries face.

The event will be held at the venue of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, and also broadcasted on WebEx. CLICK HERE TO JOIN

The event will be convened in English only.



Opening remarks:

  • Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention 
  • Roger Baro, Burkina Faso 
  • Carlos Martin-Novella, Deputy Executive Secretary of the BRS Conventions
  • Felix Wertli, Switzerland
  • Misuzu Asari, Global Mercury Partnership

Mercury waste thresholds – report from the expert group under the Minamata Convention

  • Eisaku Toda, Secretariat of the Minamata Convention

Technical Guidelines for Environmentally Sound Management

  • Kaoru Oka, former member of the Small Intersessional Working Group on mercury waste (online)

Fact sheets on mercury waste management

  • Nicolas Humez, UNEP Global Mercury Partnership

Mercury waste management in developing countries – Challenges and Best Practices

  • Pierre Hennebert, France (online)
  • Roger Baro, Burkina Faso
  • Christopher Kanema, Zambia
  • Shahriar Hossein, Environment and Social Development Organization
  • Rachel Kamande, Global Campaign Lead – Clean Lighting Coalition

Panel discussion Moderated by Eisaku Toda



Time and place
Takes place in
CICG Geneva
Starts on 9 mai 2023 1:15 PM CEST
Ends on 9 mai 2023 2:45 PM CEST
2023-05-09T13:15:00 - 2023-05-09T14:45:00
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