A proposed global metric to aid mercury pollution policy


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In a new publication on the journal Science, the author from Massachusetts Institute of Technology discussed the scientific uncertainty and variability of mercury environmental processes, as well as the insufficiency of existing data in the efficiency evaluation of implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury. A global-scale metric to assess the impact of mercury emissions policies would help parties assess progress toward the convention's goal.

Inspired by the example of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the author proposed a new metric based on mercury emissions to air. Please refer to this publication for more details.

(Selin (2018) A proposed global metric to aid mercury pollution policy. Science (6389) 607-609)