The seventh session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury (INC7) was held from March 10 to 15, 2016 in Dead Sea, Jordan. The seventh UNEP Global Mercury Partnership Advisory Group meeting (PAG7) was also held on March 8, 2016 at the same venue.
International Operations Manager Yasuyuki Yamawake and consultant Jun Nishida took part in PAG7 and INC7 from March 8 to 11, 2016 on behalf of Nomura Kohsan. During this conference, Nomura Kohsan met with UNEP, UNIDO, GEF representatives and delegations from several countries. With UNEP and GEF, Nomura Kohsan presented details on a current project regarding mercury waste management in Malaysia and explored the possibilities of broadening its scope as a GEF project. Nomura Kohsan also discussed the progress on a developing GEF project—to improve mercury waste management in the Philippines— with UNIDO, delegation from the Philippines and Ban Toxics (a NGO based in the Philippines).
Participants also visited our exhibition booth where we provided information on our mercury recycling business.