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First Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (INC1)

7-11 June 2010 | Stockholm, Sweden
Highlights for Sunday, 6 June 2010
The UNEP Chemicals team during the opening of the technical briefing, L-R: Brenda Koekkoek,
Per Bakken, and David Piper.
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TECHNICAL BRIEFING

On Sunday morning, participants gathered for a technical briefing and heard presentations on: mercury in products and processes; mercury storage and waste; mercury and mining; and the Paragraph 29 Study and mercury emissions from coal.

Please return to this page on Monday, 7 June for coverage of INC1. 

Delegates during the half-day session.
Mercury in products and processes
Carolyn Vickers, World Health Organization
Brenda Koekkoek, UNEP Chemicals
Y.R. Sing, Alkali Manufacturers' Association of India
Mercury storage and waste
Desiree Narvaez, UNEP Chemicals
Sven Hagemann, Gesellschaft fur Anlagen-und Reaktorsicherheit mbH
John Holmes, Integrating Knowledge to Inform Mercury Policy
Ibrahim Shafii, Basel Convention Secretariat
Mercury and mining
Susan Keane, Natural Resources Defense Council
 
Benjamin Davies, International Council on Mining & Metals
Ludovic Bernaudat, UN Industrial Development Organization
Paragraph 29 Study and mercury emissions from coal
Gunnar Futsaeter, UNEP
Gregory Scott, South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Lesley Sloss, IEA Clean Coal Center
John Munthe, Swedish Environment Research Institute

Scenes from the first day

Delegates registering for the conference.

Miscelleneous

Participants during the Stockholm Marathon held on Saturday, 5 June 2010.
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*Meeting web site
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*Annotated agenda
*Scenario note
*Technical Briefing Session in Preparation for INC1, 6 June 2010, Stockholm, Sweden

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS brefing note of the Ad-hoc Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) to Prepare for the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury, 19-23 October 2009, Bangkok, Thailand (English: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-fifth Session of the UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-25/GMEF), 16-20 February 2009, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of the Second Meeting of the Ad Hoc OEWG to Review and Assess Measures to Address the Global Issue of Mercury, 6-10 October 2008, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of the First Meeting of the Ad Hoc OEWG to Review and Assess Measures to Address the Global Issue of Mercury, 12-16 November 2007, Bangkok, Thailand
*Chemicals-L - A mailing list for news on chemicals policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin American and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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