UN Environment is currently developing a Global Mercury Assessment (GMA) to be finalized by the end of 2018, as requested by the Governing Council of the UN Environment Programme (now UN Environment Assembly) (Decision 27/12: Chemicals and waste management, 2013).
The work will be presented in two reports;
- A Technical Background Report, a fully referenced scientific report (prepared in cooperation with the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), and a
- Summary report for policy makers (the UN Environment’s GMA report to UN Environment Assembly)
A DRAFT Summary Report is now available below for review. This review is an open process intended to solicit comments from countries, the scientific community and interested stakeholders. The draft is based on the Technical Background Report, which was circulated for review in autumn 2017
IMPORTANT: Please note that this is a draft for review purposes only. You are kindly asked to treat it as such and not to cite, copy or otherwise circulate these materials outside of the context of this review.
The deadline for comments is 5 July 2018. Please refer to the guidance below for further information on the submission of comments.
Guidance on how to comment: PDF
Draft Global Mercury Assessment 2018 report: PDF (3.1 MB)
The latest available version of the Technical Background Report can be downloaded from the link below for information purposes. Its revision is still underway including the chapter numbering and editing, but it is no longer open for commenting
Draft Technical Background Document: PDF (16 MB)