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.
Susan Egan Keane is the Senior Director of Global Advocacy at the Natural Resources Defence Council, a four-star charity committed to protecting and improving environmental health. Having spent a significant part of her career working on mercury monitoring, Keane now serves as the Global Coordinator of the planetGOLD programme, which works to eliminate mercury from the supply-chain of small-scale mining around the world. Once again, Keane will be participating in the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP), to be held virtually from 24th to 29th July. Recently, we sat down with Susan to get her perspective on everything from the progress of the Minamata Convention to the possibilities of ICMGP 2022.
Dr. Iris de Krom is an analytical chemist at the Van Swinden Laboratory (VSL), the Netherlands’ National Metrology Institute. At this year’s International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP), which will be held virtually from 24th to 29th July and for which registration is now open, Dr. de Krom will host a technical session discussing metrological traceability for mercury analysis and speciation. Recently, one of our reporters sat down with Iris to discuss her pioneering metrological work and the promise of ICMGP 2022 to promote comparability in mercury monitoring.
With over a decade of research experience, Qingru Wu is an Assistant Professor at the School of Environment at Tsinghua University in Beijing. At this year’s International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP), which will be held virtually from 24th to 29th July and for which registration is now open, Wu will host a technical session on the potential effects of climate change on the progress of the Minamata Convention. Recently, EnvirotechOnline reporter Graham Meller sat down with Qingru Wu to discuss the role of ICMGP in her research and the contradictory effects that the climate crisis is having on mercury pollution.
In the context of ICMGP 2022, Prof Robert Mason, Chief Editor of Frontiers in Environmental Chemistry is organizing an article collection dedicated to Environmental Chemistry of Mercury: Sources, Pathways, Transformations and Impact. Submissions are now open and our editorial team is available to support for any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Issue Profile and Dates
Open: 15 September 2022
Submission Deadline: 01 March 2023
This will be an open call and in support of papers from the following conferences:
• 2022 International Conference of Mercury as a Global Pollutant (online July 2022)
• 2022 Fall Conference, American Geophysical Union, Chicago, IL, USA (December 2022)