Marsden Jacob Associates have been commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of the Environment to undertake a Cost Benefit Analysis of Australia ratifying the Minamata convention on Mercury.

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a multilateral environmental agreement that addresses the adverse effects of mercury through practical actions to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.

Australia signed the Minamata Convention on 10 October 2013 and is now considering ratifying the Convention to become a full Party to it. Ratification of the Convention would legally bind Australia to the Convention’s obligations.

Marsden Jacob’s cost benefit analysis will consider the likely cost impacts on business and government  that would arise from ratifying the convention as well as identifying and assessing the benefits on human health and the environment.

For more information on this project contact Alex Marsden in our Perth office or Peter Kinrade in our Melbourne office.

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