Volume 85 Issue 8 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 19, 2007

UN Backs Voluntary Efforts On Mercury

Department: Government & Policy

Voluntary efforts around the world to curb releases of mercury will be expanded over the next two years, governments decided on Feb. 9 at a U.N. meeting. The U.S., backed by Canada, Japan, Australia, China, and India, forestalled an effort by the European Union to launch negotiations on a new international treaty to control mercury. At the meeting of the UN Environment Program's Governing Council, country representatives agreed to promote voluntary partnerships among governments, . . .

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