The Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2) is expected to convene from 19-23 November 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Key issues to be considered at COP2 include: procedural matters including the rules of procedure and financial rules; technical work related to mercury releases to land or water, as well as mercury emissions through open burning of waste; effectiveness evaluation; organizational arrangements for the Secretariat; operation of the financial mechanism including the Memorandum of Understanding between the Convention and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and certain provisions for the Specific International Programme to Support Capacity Building and Technical Assistance; and rules of procedure for the Implementation and Compliance Committee.
The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of COP 1 is here.
dates: 19-23 November 2018
location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland