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Developed countries have to offer know-how in a cheaper way in order to reduce mercury emissions
Developing countries will show their good will and use the effective technique

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  • 1. A global legally binding instrument against mercury
  • 2. Rotary und Vereinte Nationen
    • Die Geschichte von Rotary ist eng mit der Geschichte der Vereinten Nationen verbunden: Im Jahr 1945 beteiligten sich 49 Rotarier an der Erarbeitung der Charta der Vereinten Nationen, die UNESCO wurde auf Grundlage einer Rotary-Konferenz gegründet, und noch heute ist Rotary International als nichtstaatliche Organisation bei den Vereinten Nationen offizieller Beobachter.
  • 3.  
  • 4.  
  • 5. Legal framework
    • Similar conventions:
      • Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer 1987
      • Kyoto Protocol 1997
      • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants 2001
      •  Global legally binding instrument against mercury
  • 6. Conflict between
    • Developed Countries
    • and
    • Developing Countries
  • 7. Solution
    • Developed countries have to offer know-how in a cheaper way in order to reduce mercury emissions
    • Developing countries will show their good will and use the effective technique
    • -> Joint-Ventures, new market
  • 8. Exemptions
    • Has to be necessary for health or safety
    • There are no available alternatives or substitutes
    • Not longer available in sufficient quantity
    • Domestic need of the parties
    • A developing country can extend the period of applicability up to 5 years
  • 9. Measures
    • Minimize the emission of the substance
      • Better technique
      • Regulation through limitations and obligations
      • Financial measures to guarantee the implementation
  • 10. Timeline
    • 1) Stockholm, June 2010
    • 2) Chiba, January 2011
    • 3) Burkina Faso, November 2011
    • 4) Juni 2012
    • 5) Early 2013
  • 11.  
  • 12. International reactions
    • http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/videos/player_new.asp?w=720&h=576&f=/newscentre/videos/shortfilms/International_Reactions
  • 13. Thank you for your attention