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World Service broadcast on mercury

Fri 29 November, 2013

Mercury is the bad-boy of the periodic table, often called ‘quicksilver’, it is both mesmerising and toxic as Professor Andrea Sella of University College London vividly explains. In […]

Global treaty on mercury pollution gets boost from United States

Thu 14 November, 2013

The United States has strengthened the international effort to bring down emissions and releases of a notorious heavy metal after simultaneously signing and ratifying the Minamata Convention on […]

The Minamata Convention on Mercury

Thu 17 October, 2013

More than 90 countries signed a treaty to limit mercury use and pollution at a United Nations conference in Kumamoto, Japan, on 10 October. The Minamata Convention on Mercury […]

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The ‘Integrating Knowledge to Inform Mercury Policy’ (IKIMP) knowledge exchange initiative has been set up to ensure the UK scientific and technical knowledge base is used to inform and guide public policy relating to mercury. The 3 year Initiative, which started in October 2008, has been funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council.

What is IKIMP and what will it do?

Knowledge exchange will be achieved by stimulating interaction between relevant sectors of industry, government and academia by means of:

  • Specialist cross-sectoral workshops
  • The production of reports of practical use for policy makers and researchers
  • A website for information provision and networking
  • Presentations and seminars at conferences

Work packages

Integrated mercury waste management
Global Change and the Mercury Cycle
Policy Impact
Energy Policy
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