The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Signatories met in Geneva, Switzerland in November 2019.
The Second Century Stewardship film segment on the Dragonfly Mercury Project was shared with the conference of parties by the North American delegation.
The Convention draws attention to a global and ubiquitous metal that, while naturally occurring, has broad uses in everyday objects and is released to the atmosphere, soil and water from a variety of sources. Controlling human-caused releases of mercury throughout its lifecycle has been a key factor in shaping the obligations under the Convention.