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IPEN will be participating in the second meeting of the conference of the parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2) and has created a "Quick Views" document to address issues that will be taken up at the meeting, including mercury supply sources & trade, effetiveness evaluation, waste thresholds, contaminated sites, and more. Please find IPEN's Quick Views and information about our activities during the conference on our Mercury Treaty COP2 webpage

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23 November, 2018

IPEN press release

Mercury Treaty COP2 inches forward on non-binding guidance, while global mercury emissions surge 20% in 5 years. The solution? Shutting down coal-fired energy and banning the mercury trade.

Read the press release here.

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IPEN press release: Mercury Treaty COP2 inches forward on non-binding guidance, while global mercury emissions surge 20% in 5 years. The solution? Shutting down coal-fired energy and banning the mercury trade.

(Geneva, Switzerland) As delegates to the second Conference of the Parties (COP2) of the Minamata Convention on Mercury negotiated for a week over wording for a range of non-binding guidance, the shocking news that global toxic mercury emissions had surged 20% in 5 years was announced by UNEP.

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