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:

  • Phasing out of additional mercury added products and processes via modification of Annexes A and B;
  • Establishing a framework for the effectiveness evaluation;
  • Establishing waste thresholds for certain mercury waste and;
  • Adopting several guidance documents to assist implementation of Art. 9 on Releases, Art. 7 on ASGM as well as HS codes.

COP4.2 made several decisions along the lines of the ZMWG recommendations, among others.  To find more about them, check out the ZMWG’s Summary of the second segment of the fourth Conference of the Parties (COP4.2).

For more information, you can also visit our COP4.2 dedicated page by clicking here.