Effectiveness Evaluation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Project Lead: Noelle Selin

Project Description: The intended outcome of this project is to inform discussions around how to best evaluate the effectiveness of the Minamata Convention. To accomplish this goal the PI devised a straightforward metric that could be used to evaluate the environmental impact of global-scale policy decisions to mitigate mercury pollution. This IPL project will focus on introducing this new metric to key policy-makers in science-policy meetings which could include meetings of the Global Mercury Assessment, the Minamata Convention effectiveness evaluation task force, and the Conference of Parties for the Minamata Convention. The IPL will also provide continued support for commenting on federal mercury regulations.

IPL Support: Reviewing and editing documents and logistical support. 

Related Documents: Comments on “National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and Oil Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units—Reconsideration of Supplemental Finding and Residual Risk and Technology Review”