Final UN negotiations concluded in January

The final round for the mercury treaty negotiations concluded in January in Geneva, Switzerland. Noelle Selin and Leah Stokes, who wrote the

mercury game, attended the negotiations along with students from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. The experience confirmed that the mercury game closely parallels the dynamics in the actual UN negotiations.

If you would like to read more about what happened at the negotiations, please visit our companion blog: mit.edu/mercurypolicy

You may want to assign short readings from the blog to students or participants in the game, to bring them up to speed on the latest developments in the mercury treaty negotiations. The treaty will be officially signed at a diplomatic conference in Japan this fall.

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