Some of 3 Hérissons members had the honor to assist to Minamata COP3 in Geneva!
Minamata COP is about mercury pollution and its solution base cooperation.
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury compounds.
The objective of the Minamata Convention is to protect the human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. It contains, in support of this objective, provisions that relate to the entire life cycle of mercury, including controls and reductions across a range of products, processes and industries where mercury is used, released or emitted. The treaty also addresses the direct mining of mercury, its export and import, its safe storage and its disposal once as waste. Pinpointing populations at risk, boosting medical care and better training of health-care professionals in identifying and treating mercury-related effects will also result from implementing the Convention.
The Minamata Convention provides controls over a myriad of products containing mercury, the manufacture, import and export of which will be altogether prohibited by 2020
Members were accompagnied by 3 Herissons president Mme Li Yedan who was at the convention last year the Cop2
They participate to the Conference of Party and to many side event.
This was a great honor for us to have acces to UNEP COP3 Minamata!