Global Atmospheric Mercury Assessment: Sources, Emissions and Transport

The report Global Atmospheric Mercury Assessment: Sources, Emissions and Transport is the response to the UNEP Governing Council's decision 24/3 IV requesting preparation of a report addressing: (a) Best available data on mercury atmospheric emissions and (b) Current results from modelling on a global scale and from other information sources . This report, which is a summary report for policy-makers was presented to the Governing Council in 2009.

The detailed "Technical Background Report to the Global Atmospheric Mercury Assessment" (the fully referenced scientific report) is also available

Both the summary report and the technical report have been subject to review by Governments, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.

Submitted information on emissions can be found on our website (Call for information following the GC24 and Call for information on point sources).

The above mentioned reports takes into account the efforts of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership Fate and Transport partnership area, including the 'Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphere: Measurements, models and policy implications' report that is available on the partnership area web-page.