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Susan Egan Keane is the Senior Director of Global Strategies, in the International Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a US-based NGO. Susan is a public health specialist with over 30 years of experience working on environmental health issues around the world. For the last 15 years, Susan has focused on reducing global mercury pollution. She was engaged with the negotiations of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, and is now working with the UN agencies, country governments and civil society to put the Convention into action. In particular, she is working with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNEP on the GEF-funded planetGOLD Programme to reduce mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in eight countries. She is also the co-leader of the ASGM Area of the United Nations Environment Program Global Mercury Partnership.