The thirteenth meeting of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership Advisory Group (PAG-13) will take place on Wednesday 9 November (from 10 am to 5 pm CET) and Thursday 10 November 2022 (from 10 am to 3 pm CET) in Paris, France and online.
PAG-13 will be held back to back with the OECD Global Forum on Environment Meeting dedicated to Mercury, scheduled to be held on 7 and 8 November 2022.
PAG-13 will amongst others exchange on recent activities and priorities of the Partnership and its areas of work, as well as future work on cross cutting topics, including mercury from non-ferrous metals and oil and gas. It will be co-chaired by Rodges Ankrah, Environmental Protection Agency of the United States, and Teeraporn Wiriwutikorn, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand.
The provisional agenda and practical information may be found below. For more information, please visit the PAG-13 webpage.
PAG-13 will be held in a hybrid format, with both in-person attendance at OECD headquarters in Paris, France and online. To attend the meeting, either in-person or online, please register through the link below. Deadline for registration has been extended to Friday 4 November 2022.
Wednesday 9 November 2022, 10:00 – 17:00 CET
- Opening of the meeting
- Organizational matters:
- (a) Selection of Partnership Advisory Group Co-Chairs
- (b) Adoption of the agenda
- (c) Organization of work
- Update from the Partnership Secretariat on key activities in follow up to PAG-12
- Overview from Partnership Areas on key highlights and future work planned
- Update and perspectives from the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention in relation to ongoing and future work of the Partnership
- Update on the OECD Global Forum on Environment: “Working towards the elimination of mercury and reducing its harmful impacts on human health and the environment”
- Discussions on future work in the context of the Partnership on:
- (a) Trade and flow
- (b) Technical and scientific capacity enhancement
Thursday 10 November 2022, 10:00 – 15:00 CET
- (continued discussion)
- (c) Management of mercury stocks
- (d) Biodiversity, climate change, and mercury
- (e) Disposal of mercury added products at the national level
- (f) Other
- Next steps to the study reports on:
- (a) Mercury from non-ferrous metals mining and smelting
- (b) Mercury from oil and gas
- Other matters
- Closure of the meeting