Nations from around the world are becoming more aware of the impact of mercury on the environment and on human health. Due to its ability to cross borders through pathways such as long-range atmospheric transportation and product import/export, measures are being taken on an international scale to ensure that anthropogenic mercury emissions decrease.
Canada continues to play a leadership role in the development and implementation of international mercury management initiatives including the Aarhus (Heavy Metals) Protocol under the UN ECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, the Arctic Council, the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy, the North American Regional Action Plan on Mercury and various national and bilateral monitoring programs.
Use the links below to find out about International Initiatives of interest.
Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers
- North American Regional Action Plan on Mercury
- Mechanisms for Tracking Mercury Imports and Exports for Use and Disposal in Canada, Mexico and the United States
- Mercury Site
- EPA's Roadmap for Mercury
- Mercury Study Report to Congress
- Mercury Study Report to Congress: Whitepaper
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