The sixth session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury (INC6) was held in Bangkok, Thailand.
During this conference, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) organized a side event highlighting the importance of private sector engagement in global efforts to reduce mercury pollution. The opening remarks were made by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw and GEF CEO Naoko Ishii. This event joined together four panelists, representing the private sector as well as the coal and chlor-alkali industries, to engage in a discussion on the role of private sector and the role of GEF. International Operations Manager Yasuyuki Yamawake and coordinator Natsumi Oka, spoke on behalf of Nomura Kohsan as one of the four panelists.
Participants also visited our exhibition booth where we provided further information on our mercury recycling business.

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