Welcome to Mercury:Learn, the Interactive training modules created by UNEP and UNITAR for developing inventories on mercury emissions and releases!
In order to support the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and provide information to interested stakeholders, UNEP and UNITAR are offering these training modules. The modules have been developed based on the UNEP toolkit for identification and quantification of Mercury releases.
The objective of this training is to assist you in developing a comprehensive mercury release and emissions inventory using the standardized methodology and database provided by the UNEP Toolkit. The methodology assists you in identifying the major sources of mercury emissions and releases, including private and industrial activities on your territory. The Toolkit provides you with the option of developing a refined and customized mercury inventory that better reflects your national or local conditions if detailed national information is available. Mercury inventories are essential in evaluating the associated risks from mercury releases and to take appropriate action.
At the end of this training you will have a better understanding of your national sources of mercury emissions and releases and estimates of the emissions and releases to all media. The training modules are targeted to individuals that are interested in developing national inventories of mercury emissions and releases.
Features of Mercury:Learn
- Online training modules on how to develop inventories
- Online forums and Mercury Clinics for elaborated inventory training and discussions.
- Document posting
- Repository of documents and other resources
- Links to other related websites
We look forward to your active participation and we hope to have your feedback during this training. Your constructive comments will enable us to improve the training modules to the needs of national experts and thus make them as useful and focused as possible.
We hope you enjoy the “Mercury:Learn” online training modules!