The second segment of the fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-4.2) took place in-person in Bali, Indonesia.
The five-day meeting in Bali agreed on making the evaluation of effectiveness an integral part of the Minamata Convention, extended the phase-out list of mercury-added products, and highlighted the importance of mainstreaming gender within the activities of the Convention.
The GEF is part of the Financial Mechanism to the Minamata Convention.
- Recap: Minamata COP-4 closes with global commitment to evaluate, expand and strengthen the efforts against toxic mercury
- Video recap of March 22 - featuring GEF CEO Carlos Manuel Rodriguez
- A gold mine of information: lessons from early GEF efforts to reduce mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (GEF IEO blog)
- Summary of the Opening Ceremony
Integration – to end the use and emissions of mercury
This panel discussion took place as a lunch time event during the second day of the resumed Minamata COP-4. It explored integration to address mercury in multiple sectors, how the Convention's implementation promotes integration, and how we can build projects and programs at the national level to integrate more fully.
Moderated by Chizuru Aoki (GEF Lead Environmental Specialist), the discussion featured remarks by Carlos Manuel Rodriguez (GEF CEO and Chairperson), Carlos Martin-Novella, (Deputy Executive Secretary of BRS), Monika Stankiewicz (Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention) and Rosa Vivien Ratnawati (President of COP-4), among others.