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Development of Minamata Initial Assessment in the Caribbean Survey - The Bahamas

Dear BCCEC Members,

The Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted in January 2013 and entered into force on August 16, 2017, with one hundred and twenty-five (125) countries as Parties to the Convention to date; including The Bahamas which acceded to the Minamata Convention in February 2020.

This Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) project’s aim is to facilitate implementation of the Minamata Convention in The Bahamas, in order to contribute to the protection of human health and the environment from the risks posed by unintentional and intentional emissions and releases of mercury, as well as unsound use and management of mercury.

The project is being funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and co-executed by the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean) and the Department of Environmental Planning and Protection (DEPP) of the Ministry of Environment and Housing.

As a part of the Minamata Convention that the Bahamas has signed on to, we are investigating mercury in manufacturing and in water production. The survey link attached is designed to gather information on manufacturing practices in the Bahamas, as a part of our data collection process.

We ask that you submit your answers on or before Wednesday, April 14th, 2021. Please note that your answers will remain confidential. The survey will take approximately 2 minutes to complete.

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