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Mercury Inventory


Mercury Inventory in Suriname

Mercury Inventory and Assessment

Many research efforts have been conducted to determine the presence and occurrence of Mercury and the usage of Mercury. The most recent study carried outof the UNEP, UNEP Global Mercury Assessment 2013, shows that the most common emissions of Mercury is due to human activities.


National Inventory of Mercury Releases in Suriname 2019

NIMOS on behalf of the government of Suriname made this inventory based on the decision taken by the government to become party to the Minamata Convention. This decision was approved in the National Assemblée of the 8th of March 2018. This inventory was developed in 2018. Data for the year 2015 have been used in the inventory, when available. For some data types, more recent data or year averages were used. The year for all data given is noted with the data in question in the relevant sections of this report.
This mercury release inventory was made with the use of the “Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury releases” made available by the Chemicals Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment Chemicals). The Toolkit is available at UN Environment Chemicals’ website:

Download the Inventory Report (Only in English)

Suriname Minamata Initial Assessment

Suriname acceded to the Minamata Convention on 02 August 2018. In its process towards accession,the Government of Suriname started in 2013 with the legal and institutional analysis of the then current situation towards the use of mercury and the role of the various actors.

Download the Initial Assessment (Only in English)

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