Mercury 2022 Mercury 2022

The 15th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP ) will be themed “Reducing Mercury Emissions to achieve a Greener World”.

The 2022 event will be a Virtual Event running on the 25th-29th July 2022. Presentations will also be available to all registered delegates to revisit and reference after the event. Using our interactive platform Delegates will be able to ask presenters questions and network with other attendees and sponsoring companies.

This meeting will seek to assess implementation of solutions to reduce the emissions and exposure to mercury as a global environmental pollutant and test the efficiency of implementation of the Minamata Convention in various parts of the world.

The conference will bring together representatives from industry, government, research institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academia to discuss, inter alia, options for low-mercury energy and industrial technologies and the concept of low-mercury society. The event will also showcase new equipment to measure mercury in various environmental samples, and technology to reduce mercury emissions and exposure.

Mercury Conference sessions include:

  • Addressing global Hg challenges in a changing world
  • Analytical methods for Hg speciation to assess impacts of Climate Change
  • Atmospheric Hg cycling: Source & Emissions
  • Case studies on implementing the Minamata Convention
  • Communities, Hg and Climate Change
  • Energy/ Fossil Fuels
  • How are we doing in implementing the Minamata Convention?
  • Human Exposure and Risk Assessment of Hg
  • Mercury Emissions: Monitoring and Analysis
  • Mercury in Artisanal Gold Mining
  • Mercury in Contaminated Sites
  • Mercury in Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Mercury in Marine Ecosystems
  • Mercury in Polar Ecosystems
  • Mercury in the Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Mercury Regulatory and Policy Matters
  • Mercury Treatment/ Abatement
  • Predicting the Impacts of Climate Change on Hg Cycling
  • Progress in understanding Hg and human health impacts
  • Risk Assessment of Hg exposure to wildlife, birds and fish
  • The impacts of climate change on global Hg cycling
   Special Sessions
  • Artisanal and Small- Scale Gold Mining – challenges and solutions
  • Assessing the effectiveness of the Minamata Convention on Mercury under climate uncertainties
  • Climate-Driven Perturbations of Arctic Mercury Cycling
  • Global mercury concentrations in biota: their use as a basis for a global monitoring framework
  • Impacts of Climate Change on Global Mercury Cycling
  • Mercury in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Meta-omic and geochemical approaches to linking microbial activity to biogeochemical mercury cycling
  • Metrological Traceability for mercury analysis and speciation
  • National Action Plans to reduce mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining: translating data into policy responses
  • New developments in understanding reactive mercury concentrations and chemistry
  • planetGOLD: A Pathway to Reducing Global Mercury Pollution from Artisanal and Small- Scale Gold Mining
  • Selenium-mercury interactions in aquatic food webs: The state of the science and future research directions




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