Oct 17, 2013

Pre-emption of mercurial hazards

Some might call it the epitaph for Japan's worst environmental tragedy. Delegates from about 140 countries meet in Kumamoto to adopt the Minamata Convention on regulating the use of mercury.

Minamata Convention is adopted

Oct 10, 2013

Minamata Convention is adopted

A thousand delegates from around 140 nations adopt a treaty in Kumamoto regulating the use and trade of mercury at a global conference organized by the U.N. Environment Program.

Jan 25, 2013

Targeting the use of mercury

More than 140 countries in Geneva agree on a treaty that marks the first step in global efforts to prevent health-environmental damage from mercury.