zoï@march 2018

Mercury: waste, and supply, trade and demand

The Global Mercury Waste Assessment, describing the current mercury waste management practices in selected countries around the world, is now available in all UN languages. The assessment has been developed by UN Environment with support from Zoï.


English: ebook pdf
Arabic: ebook pdf
Chinese: ebook pdf
French: ebook pdf
Russian: ebook pdf
Spanish: ebook pdf









An online course on mercury waste, aimed at government officials and practitioners dealing with mercury waste issues worldwide, offers guidance managing mercury wastes in an environmentally sound manner, as stipulated by the Minamata Convention and the Basel Convention. The course has been developed by Zoï for the International Environmental Technology Centre / UN Environment.

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The Minamata Convention on Mercury includes provisions to control the supply, trade and use of mercury. The report Global Mercury: supply, trade and demand provides an overview of the current state of these activities in order to assist governments and other stakeholders as the Minamata Convention moves into the implementation phase (ebook, pdf).


Nexus brief: Mini-grids

This nexus brief (pdf, ebook) focuses on rural electrification through mini-grids and their importance for the nexus of sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and climate change. Mini-grids will play an important role in achieving universal access to electricity, but new business models, regulatory frameworks, and service networks are needed to address various technical, economic, and social challenges.



Environmental Assessment and Recovery Priorities for Eastern Ukraine

The publication “Environmental Assessment and Recovery Priorities for Eastern Ukraine” (pdf, ebook) incorporates existing information from various sources on impact and threats to the environment posed by a conflict in Eastern Ukraine.


Mountains of Central Asia

Zoï is leading the Ecosystem Profile process for the Mountains of Central Asia, funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). The Ecosystem Profile, launched in summer 2017, is the base for future grant-making to civil society groups working in the region.

All the publications linked to the project can be found on the CEPF website, and more content will be published there in the future:

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