The fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-4) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury is expected to review the Convention’s Annexes A and B and financial mechanism, and conduct an effectiveness review of the Convention.
COP-4 was originally scheduled to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 1-5 November 2021. Due to the global pandemic, the Bureau decided to organize COP-4 in two segments: a first segment to be conducted online within the period of 1-5 November 2021 and a second segment to be conducted in-person in the first quarter of 2022 in Bali, Indonesia.
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 COP3 is here.
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dates: 1-5 November 2021
location: Bali, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia (virtual)