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Mercury

Actions at INC2

Once in Japan, IPEN representatives carried out two important actions to raise awareness about mercury contamination.

Fish Action:

During the INC2, IPEN distributed more than 300 samples of canned tuna to delegates in order to highlight the global problem of mercury contamination in fish.

Actions at INC1

Once in Sweden, IPEN representatives carried out two important actions to raise awareness about mercury contamination.

Hair Sampling

Hair sampling INC1With the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, IPEN carried out hair sampling of government delegates and other INC1 participants to test for mercury levels.

The final meeting on the new mercury treaty was held in Geneva in January 2013 and reached agreement on the text of the new treaty. The treaty will be adopted in October 2013 at a diplomatic conference in Japan. IPEN believes that, at minimum, a global treaty on mercury should incorporate provisions that, if taken together and fully implemented, will actually reduce total anthropogenic mercury emissions and releases to the global environment. Read our Guide to see our assessment about whether the new treaty accomplishes this.

The final meeting on the new mercury treaty was held in Geneva in January 2013 and reached agreement on the text of the new treaty. The treaty will be adopted in October 2013 at a diplomatic conference in Japan. IPEN believes that, at minimum, a global treaty on mercury should incorporate provisions that, if taken together and fully implemented, will actually reduce total anthropogenic mercury emissions and releases to the global environment. Read our Guide to see our assessment about whether the new treaty accomplishes this.

Victims Statement

Statement by Minamata Victims and Supporter Groups Addressing the Proposal to Call the Treaty the “Minamata Convention”

Here you can read the Japanese or English version of the Statement by Minamata Victims and Supporter Groups Addressing the Government of Japan’s Pro

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