Initial assessment of mercury inventory in the Republic of North Macedonia

Financed by: Global Enviroment Facility
Implementation Agency: UNEP
Implementation Partner: Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning / POPs Unit
Launched: February, 2016
Duration of Project: 24 Months

As part of the obligation of the Republic of North Macedonia towards the Minamata Convention for Mercury, a project suggestion was drafted, in cooperation with UNEP, as intial assessment of the current mercury inventory in the country.

In order to get involved in the global actions with regards to safe mercury management, the governing institutions in North Macedonia, have taken their first steps, including: locating the mercury storage and identifying the sources of mercury, so as to collect data on the production processes where mercury is used, asses the existing policy. This is for the purpose of identify the main financial resources and mechanisms to build capacitates that will provide safe management of the mercury.