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Minamata convention (in Hindi)
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Pragati Mishra
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  2. ABOUT ME PRAGATI MISHRA Completed Bsc Biotech (Top Rank 3 in S.P UNIVERSITY) Msc Biotech: Selected for a dissertation research work on "ORGANIC SOLVENT TOLERANT LIPASE PRODUCING MICRO- ORGANISMS ISOLATION". Hobbies: Mimicry, Singing , Dancing Goal: To clear UPSC CSE My inspiration: My Father

  3. MINAMATA CONVENTION ON MERCURY o The Convention is global treaty that aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emission and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. It derives its name after Japanese city Minamata which had went through devastating incident of mercury poisoning o It aims to control anthropogenic releases of mercury throughout its lifecycle

  4. o The Convention was agreed at 5th session of Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury in Geneva, Switzerland in January 2013 and was adopted in October 2013 at Diplomatic Conference (Conference of Plenipotentiaries), Kumamoto, Japan

  5. o Obligations on Parties of Conventiorn o Ban on new mercury mines, the phase-out of existing ones. o Phase out and phase down of mercury use in a o Control measures on emissions to air and on o Regulation of the informal sector of artisanal number of products and processes releases to land and water. and small-scale gold mining

  6. SIGNIFICANCE OF CONVENTION o It is implemented in context of sustainable development agenda with objective to protect human health and environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. o It addresses interim storage of mercury and its disposal once it becomes waste, sites contaminated by mercury as well as health issues. It protects most vulnerable from the harmful effects of mercury

  7. e It also protects the developmental space of developing countries. Therefore, protects interest of the poor and vulnerable groups o It further urges enterprises to move to mercury-free alternatives in products and ologies in manufacturing processes o This will drive R&D, and promote innovation