Mercury Supply Activities

Kyrgyz Primary Mercury Mine Project 2012-2016
With the support of the Global Environment Facility, Governments of Norway, Switzerland and USA, UNEP worked with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, in cooperation with UNITAR, UNDP and ZOI Environment Network, to assess and take actions to transform the world’s last remaining primary mercury mine known to export mercury. Read more

Mercury Storage Activities

Mercury Waste Storage and Disposal Project in Three Selected Countries in the Caribbean 2015 - ongoing
Starting in 2015, this project replicates the first two mercury waste storage and disposal projects in the LAC region. The project aims to promote the environmentally sound storage and disposal of surplus mercury in JamaicaSurinameTrinidad and Tobago. The main outcome of the project is a national action plan on mercury storage and disposal in the three countries. Read more

Mercury Storage and Disposal Project in Two Selected Countries in Central America 
2012 - 2014 
Given its success, the decision was made to replicate the previous Project. This will allow participants to draw on the valuable lessons learned and to take advantage of the accumulated experience. Thus, a follow-up project was initiated with the participation of two Central American countries Mexico and Panama. The project aims to promote the environmentally sound storage and disposal of surplus mercury in Mexico and in Panama. The main outcome of the project is a national action plan on mercury storage and disposal in the two countries. Read more

Mercury Storage and Disposal Project in Two Selected Countries in South America
2011 - 2012 
This project in Uruguay and Argentina was a follow-up to the UNEP mercury storage regional project in Latin America. It aimed to provide a better understanding of mercury storage and disposal issues at country level and to promote the environmentally sound management of excess or surplus mercury. Read more

Latin America and the Caribbean - Mercury Storage Project
2009 - 2010 
Under the umbrella of this Project, it became clear that the LAC region would soon have to manage a significant amount of excess mercury. This was responded to by means of a project executive committee that investigated environmentally sound storage solutions for the region. Read more

Asia-Pacific - Mercury Storage Project
2009 - 2011 
The Asia-Pacific Project initiated a regional process to support the sequestration of excess mercury in Asia and the Pacific. The project produced documents useful for governments to address the projected excess mercury supply in the region. Read more

Reduce Mercury Supply and Investigate Mercury Storage Solutions
2009 
This Project was implemented in the Asia Pacific and the Latin American and Caribbean Region. The objective was to provide relevant information aimed at assisting governments finding environmentally sound storage options for projected excess or surplus mercury. Read more