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Second Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (INC2)

24-28 January 2011 | Chiba, Japan
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Highlights for Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Mercury INC 2 convened for its second day on Tuesday 25 January, 2011, in Chiba, Japan.

During the morning plenary, delegates initiated discussion on the elements paper (UNEP(DTIE)/Hg/INC.2/3) offering comments element-by-element.  Throughout the morning and afternoon delegates made interventions on: Article 1, Objective; Article 2, Definitions; and Article 3, Mercury supply sources. Due to their close relationship: Article 4, environmentally sound storage; Article 12, mercury wastes; and Article 13, contaminated sites, were grouped and addressed as a cluster. Delegates then discussed Article 9, artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM). 

Delegates established two contact groups which met in the evening. The contact group on the storage and waste cluster was co-chaired by Katerina Sebkova (Czech Republic) and Abiola Olanipekun (Nigeria). The contact group on ASGM was co-chaired by Donald Hannah (New Zealand) and Felipe Ferreira (Brazil).
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Glenn Wiser and Matthew Gubb (Secretariat) consult during the negotiation on the elements paper.
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Gillian Guthrie (Jamaica) discussing environmentally sound storage of mercury
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Communities impacted by mercury demonstration
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Display of the “Special Products of Minamata.”
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*INC2 website
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*INC2 annotated agenda
*INC2 scenario note
*INC2 submissions
*Technical briefing session in preparation INC2

IISD RS resources
IISD RS summary and analysis of INC1, 7-11 June 2010, Stockholm, Sweden (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
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 (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-fifth Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-25/GMEF), 16-20 February 2009, UNEP Headquarters, 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
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