The second segment of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-4) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury will take place in-person in March 2022 in Bali, Indonesia.
Due to the global pandemic, the Bureau decided to organize COP-4 in two segments. A first segment (COP-4.1) took place online between 1-5 November 2021. A second segment will be conducted in-person in the first quarter of 2022. The second segment will be preceded by preparatory events including in-person regional preparatory meetings on 19 and 20 March 2022.
The Minamata Convention was adopted to address mercury, a heavy metal that is persistent in the environment. The Convention was adopted on 10 October 2013, and entered into force on 16 August 2017.
Earth Negotiations Bulletin coverage of COP-4.1 is here.
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dates: 21-25 March 2022
location: Bali, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia