Joint position paper: Cutting mercury emissions, improving people’s health
Emissions of mercury travel long distances and pose a significant risk to humans, animals and ecosystems. The EU has recently signed the Minamata convention on mercury, which is a legally-binding treaty to cut mercury emissions, and should therefore limit its emissions of mercury in the atmosphere. The current overhaul of EU air policy is a timely opportunity to do so.
This joint position paper by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), HEAL, WWF, Greenpeace, Client Earth, AirClim and Change Partnership focuses on the need to cut mercury emissions and improve people’s health. It is targeted towards the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC).
Originally posted on 23 March 2015