Minamata Convention

May 9, 2023

Africa Region Galvanizes Efforts to End Mercury Lighting

The African Region proposes a global ban on the manufacture and trade of all fluorescent lamps. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contacts: Washington, DC: Ana Maria Carreño Director, Clean Lighting Coalition acarreno@clasp.ngo Phone/WhatsApp: +1 202 999 2886 Brussels: Elena Lymberidi-Settimo International Co-coordinator Zero Mercury Working Group & Policy Manager, European Environmental […]
April 14, 2022

What happened at the second segment of the fourth Conference of the Parties for the Minamata Convention on Mercury?

The Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG) participated at the COP 4.2 of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which took place in Bali, Indonesia from 21 to 25 March 2022. Its main priorities for COP4.2 included the following: COP4.2 made several decisions along the lines of the ZMWG recommendations, among others. […]
May 4, 2021

Africa lights a path for Europe to ban toxic mercury in fluorescent bulbs

With African countries demanding the phasing out of fluorescent light bulbs containing mercury, it is high time for the EU to roll out its much-delayed ban of these toxic products.
May 4, 2021

African Countries Lead in Global Effort to Eliminate Toxic Lighting

The Zero Mercury Working Group and the Clean Lighting Coalition applaud a proposed amendment by the African Region to phase out most fluorescent lamps at the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. All fluorescent lights contain mercury. Broken or discarded bulbs haphazardly […]
October 27, 2020

Europe takes a bold new step towards chemical safety

A long-awaited Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability has been launched by the European Commission, aiming to rapidly phase out vast amounts of substances toxifying our homes, workplaces and environment. The initiative heralds a suite of upcoming laws and regulatory initiatives, expected in the coming weeks and months. It was widely welcomed […]
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