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Mercury

The Development of National and regional Approaches to Environmentally Sound Management of Mercury in Southeast Asia project (US Department of State grant award No. S-LMAQM-11-GR-0027) has developed several preliminary mercury intervention frameworks in Indonesia and the Philippines, in collaboration with Ban Toxics. 

The project conducted several activities and delivered several important documents that support the preparation of the country to sign and adopt the Minamata Convention on Mercury as follow: 

  • A national approach to mercury storage options for Indonesia;

  • A mercury releases inventory using UNEP toolkit level-1 in collaboration with an expert from the Environmental Engineering Department, Bandung Institute of Technology;

  • A review of relevant mercury regulations identified and assessed in collaboration with ICEL (Indonesian Centre of Environmental Law); and

  • A policy paper on mercury-free health care program.


Several local and national consultation meetings also conducted in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Health and several lcoal governments.

The Mercury monitoring project in ASGM Sector and Health Sector in Indonesia (US Department of State grant award No. S-LMAQM-11-GR-0027) has developed several monitoring framework and interventions in Indonesia and the Philippines, in collaboration with Ban Toxics. 

Mercury monitoring in several environmental parameters conducted in several hotspots and areas together with the local stakeholders and reported to the relevant authorities to inform the policy makers. 
The mercury-free health care program that was piloted in Bali in 2011-2014 in cooperation with the Denpasar City, 10 hospitals and the producer of medical devices have demonstrated that the local actors are ready to phase-out mercury-based devices within 3 years.

In 2015, the mercury-free health-care program has been adopted as the national program under the coordination of the Directorate of Environmental Health and Disease Control, Ministry of Health of Indonesia.

Developing Mercury Inventories and Trade in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in Southeast Asia (US Department of State grant award No. S-LMAQM-14-GR-1251) has conducted study on mercury inventories and trade in ASGM sector in South East Asian countries involving Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and several mercury-exporting countries.