The United Nations Environment Programme and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) organized the launch of the new work area of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership to address mercury releases from the cement industry. The launch event was held from 18-19 June 2013 in the International Environment House II, Geneva, Switzerland.

Purpose of the meeting 

  • provided the most up to date knowledge on mercury releases from cement manufacturing;
  • discussed mercury control and abatement technologies for the industry;
  • highlighted methods of preparing mercury inventories in the sector;
  • and considered the next steps for the partnership area


Meeting Documents

Information Document