Mercury Toxic Time bomb


In February 2007, governments agreed to establish an ad hoc working group to study voluntary actions to reduce mercury pollution and international legal instruments. It was recognized that without coordinated international agreements, and adequate financial assistance to address trade, use and environmental impacts, the global mercury crisis would not be addressed. Thus, the global negotiation to build an international treaty based on cooperation among countries was begun. This report was originally prepared for the 22nd Meeting of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Relatório Mercúrio TIME BOMB_ACPO