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Japan Environment Quarterly (JEQ)
Volume 2 | July 2013

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Diplomatic Conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury

In order to prevent global environmental pollution and health damage caused by mercury, a new convention named "Minamata Convention on Mercury" will be adopted and open for signature at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries (Diplomatic Conference) to be held in October 9-11 in Kumamoto and Minamata, Japan.


Environmental Health and Safety Division, Environmental Health Department

The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol(COP19/CMP9)

The COP/CMP is an annual meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)/Kyoto Protocol at which important climate change issues are discussed.

This year, the conference will be held on Nov.11-22 in Warsaw, Poland.


Office of International Strategy on Climate Change, International Strategy Division, Global Environment Bureau

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