Eisaku Toda - Minamata Convention Secretariat
Mr. Eisaku Toda serves as senior programme officer at the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, United Nations Environment Programme, since July 2017. He is responsible for scientific and technical matters regarding the implementation of the Convention, covering the lifecycle of mercury such as supply, trade, use in products and processes, emission, releases, storage, waste and contaminated sites. He joined UN Environment in July 2015 as the Head of Technology and Metals Partnership Unit, Chemicals and Waste Branch, to take charge of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership, Global Mercury Assessment, elimination of lead in paint, and sound recycling of lead batteries.Before joining UN Environment, he worked in several positions in the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, including the Director of the International Strategy Division, Chemical Evaluation Office, Risk Assessment Office and Market Mechanism Office. During this time, he served in a number of international initiatives such as member of the Adaptation Committee under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, vice-president of the International Conference on Chemicals Management, and chair of the Working Group on Test Guidelines of OECD. From 2001 to 2004, he worked in OECD on chemicals test guidelines and risk assessments.