28 May 2020
09:00–09:50

Venue: Live | Webex Event & Facebook

Organization: Geneva Environment Network

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. The Convention provides solutions to pollution by a global and ubiquitous metal that, while naturally occurring, has broad uses in everyday objects and is released to the atmosphere, soil and water from a variety of sources. The Secretariat of the Minamata Convention is closely following the situation concerning COVID-19 and reviewed the upcoming intersessional meetings and implementation support activities until COP-4.

About the GENeva Environment Dialogues

The GENeva Environment Dialogues’ special COVID-19 series discusses the impacts of the pandemic on the global environmental agenda. Experts are concerned that the world is losing critical time to turn around alarming trends in biodiversity loss, climate change, sound management of chemicals and other environmental threats.

The dialogues take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 9:50 on Webex and Facebook Live.

The series addresses the following topics:

  • The impact of the crisis on the invited organization activities
  • The response of the invited organization to the COVID-19 crisis
  • The impacts on the preparations of the conferences and negotiations they are hosting
  • New schedules and programmes for these conferences and negotiations

Speakers

Facilitators: GEN Team

Monika STANKIEWICZ

Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury

Claudia TEN HAVE

Senior Policy Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury

Eisaku TODA

Senior Programme Management Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury

Registration

Kindly register for the Webex Live event.

Summary

Available after the event.

Documents

Available after the event.

Video

The event will be live on Facebook.

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