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World’s First Health & Environment Global Treaty on Mercury becomes International Law

World’s First Health & Environment Global Treaty on Mercury becomes International Law

The treaty, say IPEN leaders, is the beginning of the end of mercury in the global economy. But to actualize the aim of the treaty—protecting the health of current and future generations, food chains and the environment from mercury pollution— requires stronger coordinated global action. Ending mercury use and emissions at its primary sources such as small-scale gold mining, coal fired power plants and cement kilns and halting the global mercury trade are key. Identifying and remediating contaminated sites are also essential to protecting human health from the highly toxic metal.   

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Mercury Pollution: A growing environmental health risk in Uganda.

Mercury Pollution: A growing environmental health risk in Uganda.

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.

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Potential for a carbon tax in Uganda

Potential for a carbon tax in Uganda

It is rare to post some of our conversations with cross-postings to TAX Agencies. But since Uganda is drafting her first National Climate Change Law and also reviewing the National Environment Act (1995).

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