Four synthesis papers associated with the four plenary synthesis themes were produced for ICMGP 2017 and recently published in the journal, Ambio. Each paper connects mercury science to regulatory issues and policy implementation, as well as communication of science to stakeholders. These papers were featured during the plenary sessions of the ICMGP and were summarized in 2‑page summaries for distribution to delegates at the first Conference of Parties of the Minamata Convention, held September 24–29 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Final papers and 2‑page summaries are available to conference participants below for download.

Published Ambio articles can be viewed here.

Monday

Monday

Theme: How can scientific knowledge contribute to the implementation and effectiveness evaluation of the Minamata Convention?
Download a summary or the full paper. Updated: October 5, 2017

Tuesday

Tuesday

Theme: How is global mercury cycling changing in response to perturbations (e.g., climate change, emissions control)?
Download a summary or the full paper. Updated: October 5, 2017

Tuesday

Thursday

Theme: How is mercury cycling (and bioaccumulation) changing in specific places in response to perturbations (e.g., climate change, remediation, nutrient control, urbanization)?
Download a summary or the full paper. Updated: October 5, 2017

Tuesday

Friday

Theme: What is the relative risk of mercury exposure to human health and wildlife in the context of other risks/stressors?
Download a summary or the full paper. Updated: October 5, 2017

This synthesis effort is supported by the Superfund Research Program of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences R13 ES028077-01.