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Third Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (INC3)

31 Oct - 4 Nov 2011 | UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

Highlights for Thursday, 3 November 2011

Delegates to INC3 met in plenary on Thursday morning to discuss Section J of the draft text, on awareness-raising, research and monitoring, and communication of information. This section includes articles on: information exchange; public information, awareness and education; research, development and monitoring; implementation plans; reporting; and effectiveness evaluation. After a lengthy exchange of views, Chair Lugris established a contact group on these issues (the “information group”) and appointed Daniel Ziegerer (Switzerland) and Alejandro Riviera Becerra (Mexico) as co-chairs.

Chair Lugris then suspended plenary to allow five contact groups to meet at scheduled intervals throughout the day and evening, with only two contact groups meeting at any given time. The groups meeting on Thursday included: the information group; the finance group; and the groups on products and processes; storage, wastes and contaminated sites; and emissions and releases. In addition, the Legal Group met throughout the day. 
 
Plenary was scheduled to reconvene at 8:00pm to begin discussions on two new sections of the draft text: institutional arrangements and further development of the convention.

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Delegates in the evening contact group meeting on emissions and releases

Daily highlights
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Delegates in informal consultations before the morning plenary session

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Katerina Sebkova, Czech Republic, with Teruyoshi Hayamizu, Japan
 
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Matthew Gubb, Secretariat, with John Thompson, US

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Juliet Pratt with Katenia Rasch, Samoa
 
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Allan Jones, World Chlorine Council, with Jessica Templeton, IISD

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Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Sweden, and Adel Shafei Osman, Egypt
 
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IISD RS resources
IISD RS summary and analysis of the Second Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (INC2), 24-28 January 2011, Chiba, Japan (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (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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