Students to Attend Mercury Assessment Workshop

Tomorrow, the final National Workshop for the Project ‘Development of Minimata Initial Assessment (MIA) in the Caribbean’ will be held at Movie Towne, Gulf City Mall, Lowlands, from 9:30 a.m.

MIA is a regional project for the development of national mercury inventories.

It was facilitated by the Ministry of Planning and Development in collaboration with the Basel Convention Regional Center for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean Region (BCRC Caribbean).

Close to 200 upper school environment and natural sciences students from Tobago will participate in the workshop. They will be among the first on the island to receive the mercury inventory results for Trinidad and Tobago.

The MIA project for the Caribbean features Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Lucia.

The ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention contributes to the protection of human health and the environment from the risks posed by unintentional and intentional emissions and releases, as well as unsound use and management of mercury.

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