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Council Decision (EU) 2017/939 on the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2017
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
International agreement-implementation Hazardous substances Public health Pollution control Transboundary effects
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

By virtue of this Decision, the Council of the European Union approves the conclusion of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The Convention, which was adopted in Kumamoto on 10 October 2013, provides for a framework for the control and limitation of the use, and of anthropogenic emissions and releases, of mercury and mercury compounds to air, water and land, with a view to protecting human health and the environment.

Full text
English
Website
eur-lex.europa.eu

Other references

Implements treaty

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Treaty | Multilateral | Kumamoto |

Keyword: Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Standards, Economy and environment, Effluent waste (industrial sources), Environmental standards, Toxicity/poisoning, International agreement-text

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-160007)