UNEP SS GC 10, 20-22 February 2008, Monaco Print
Friday, 10 September 2010 13:50

The 10th Special Session of UNEP GC, took place in Monaco, 20-22 February 2008

The item related to mercury in this session was the follow up on the progress report after the First UNEP Open ended Working Group on Mercury (OEWG1), November 2007- Bangkok. EEB represented the Zero Mercury Working Group with general support of the Global Civil Society Forum and the NGOs who were there. The NGO intervention at the Committee of the Whole can be found here.

As expected the Progress report from OEWG 1 was acknowledged and no further changes were made.

The Decisions adopted by the Tenth Special Session of The Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum and the Summary of the President of the Discussions of Ministers and Heads of Delegation at the Tenth Special Session of the Council/Forum that took place in Monaco, February 2008, can be found here.

The proceedings of the GC/GMEF at its 10th Special Session, that took place in Monaco, 20-22 February 2008, can be found here.

As usual, just before the GC meeting , the Global Civil Society Forum took place - the Report of the 9th. Global Civil Society Froum (GCSF) held in Monaco can be accessed at http://www.unep.org/civil_society/GCSF9/pdfs/Report-GCSF9-2008.pdf

An Overarching Framework for the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership has been developed in response to UNEP Governing Council Decision 24/3 Paragraph 27. UNEP actively consulted with governments and stakeholders on the framework as mandated under UNEP Governing Council Decision 24/3 paragraph 27, including through the Meeting of partners and other stakeholders on the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership, Geneva, 1-3 April 2008.

A delegation of NGOs attended the above mentioned meeting and played a catalytic role in reaching agreement on the framework.

ZMWG comments on the UNEP report on Atmospheric Emissions of mercury: Inventory, Sources and Transport, the AMAP UNEP Report on Sources of mercury to the Atmosphiere: technical Background Document, and Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global atmosphere: measurements, models and policy iimplications produced by the Fate and transport partnership.
[10 August, 2008]