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Seeking Environmental Justice

December 10th, 2009 by kris

New York, NY

The Council of Organizations, a Division of the United Nations Association of the USA, planned a Human Rights Day conference focusing on mercury as a case study from a human rights perspective. MPP’s Director presented “The Global Mercury Crisis Disproportionally Threatens the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations.Inequities of mercury related illnesses fall disproportionately and most heavily on indigenous and coastal people around the world, especially those who make their living from subsistence fishing – so controlling mercury pollution is a human rights as well as environmental issue. For more information, see MPP’s paper, Seeking Environmental Justice.

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UNEP’s Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group (OEWG)

October 20th, 2009 by kris

October 19-23, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand

In preparation of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee’s (INC’s) discussion of a global mercury treaty in 2010, the OEWG is holding information sessions on mercury supply, storage, artisanal and small-scale gold mining, products, and wastes. The OEWG will establish timetables and organization of the INC as well as discuss priorities.  MPP’s director, on behalf of Zero Mercury Working Group, presented Mercury Storage-Supply Partnership and Related Initiatives at the OEWG.

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Oxford Workshop: Safe Storage and Disposal of Redundant Mercury

October 14th, 2009 by kris

October 13-14, 2009, Oxford, UK

The Oxford Workshop was funded by the UK government to consider the scientific and engineering issues associates with safe disposal and storage of redundant mercury.   It was organized in preparation for the EU’s ban on exports to take effect in March 2011.  MPP’s director, as the interim chair of the UNEP Mercury Storage-supply Partnership,  presented, “Mercury Storage-Supply Partnership and Related Initiatives” at this workshop.  IKIMP has made the complete presentations available online.

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Mercury OEWG

August 21st, 2009 by kris

October 18-24, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand

The OEWG will be considering the politics around the sources of elementary mercury, the technical issues of storage, and the commonality with other hazardous waste issues.  Michael Bender, director of MPP, will be speaking on behalf of ZMWG about “Mercury Storage-Supply Partnership and Related Initiatives.”

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International Conference on Heavy Metals and E-waste

August 9th, 2009 by kris

October 26-27, 2009, New Delhi, India

The International Conference on Heavy Metals seeks collaboration on policies and management strategies for the serious environmental problems of heavy metals and e-waste.  Elena Lymberidi of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) will be speaking on “Mercury: Global achievements and Challenges.”

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2009 Mercury Science & Policy Conference with a Special Focus on the Great Lakes & Northeast Regions

June 1st, 2009 by kris

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 – Thursday, November 19, 2009

The conference, organized and sponsored by U.S. EPA and NEWMOA, will focus on applied scientific research and government policy decisions related to mercury in the Great Lakes and Northeast Regions.

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UNEP Ad hoc Open-Ended Working Group October 6-10, 2008

May 15th, 2008 by gunner

The second meeting of the ad-hoc Open Ended Working Group to review and assess measures to address the global issue of mercury is planned to be held at the UNEP Headquarters, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya.

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North American Hazardous Materials Management Conference, October 12-17, 2008

May 14th, 2008 by mpp

Founded in 1993, NAHMMA is an established group of hazardous materials management professionals.  The purpose of NAHMMA is to advance education, foster communication, encourage policy development, recognize exemplary programs and provide professional development opportunities.

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