High-level Segment of the meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

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Overview

The High-level Segment of the meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions took place on Wednesday, 1 June 2022, at the Stockholm Exhibition & Convention Centre at Älvsjö, in Stockholm, Sweden.

The objective of the High-level Segment is to provide an interactive, dynamic and inclusive platform for ministers to exchange experiences and to provide political leadership for renewed commitment towards the implementation of the Conventions. In doing so, the High-level Segment aims to raise political awareness of and support for the Conventions, as well as promote a dialogue among ministers, and between ministers and other high-level delegates.

Under the theme “Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet: Sound management of chemicals and waste” the High-level Segment will address how the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions contribute to tackle the triple planetary environmental crisis of biodiversity loss, climate change and pollution. For the purposes of the ministerial interactive discussions the theme was sub-divided into the following sub-themes:

  1. Pollution – Opportunities for addressing the three planetary environmental crises of pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss through the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.
  2. Life-cycle approach – Opportunities offered by the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions for moving towards a life cycle management of chemicals and waste.
  3. Means of implementation – Opportunities for enhancing implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions through the promotion of new and clean technologies and innovative approaches to financing.

The working languages of the 2022 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties, including the High-level Segment, will be Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Interventions and key messages

Ministers (or their equivalent) are invited to inform the BRS Secretariat through the link no later than 27 May 2022, in order of priority, the ministerial interactive discussions in which they would like to intervene. In case no preference is informed, Ministers (or their equivalent) will be assigned by the BRS Secretariat to participate in discussions on one of the three sub-themes outlined in the Thought Starter.

Ministers (or their equivalent) are also invited to submit three key messages through the link, one on each of the sub-themes as outlined in the Thought Starter, and submit them no later than 27 May 2022. Each message should have a maximum of 400 characters incl. spaces. The messages will feed into the outcome document of the High-level Segment.


Meeting documents

 

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Information Note for Participants139.38 K
Programme for the High-level Segment90.14 K
Thought Starter for the Ministerial interactive discussions174.48 K

Documents of the 2022 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions can be accessed from the Meetings documents webpage.

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Briefings on the 2022 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions can be accessed on the Briefings webpage.

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