Meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

Online, 26 to 30 July 2021 (online segment) and Geneva, Switzerland, from 6 to 17 June 2022 (face-to-face segment)

Venue: Online and in Geneva, Switzerland at the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG)

Highlights: In accordance with decisions BC-15/1, RC-10/2 and SC-10/2 of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-15), the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-10) and the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-10) are being held back to back in two segments: an online segment held from 26 to 30 July 2021 and a face-to-face segment to be held from 6 to 17 June 2022 in Geneva. The theme of the meetings is "Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet: Sound management of chemicals and waste".

In addition, the high-level segment of the meetings will take place on Wednesday, 1 June 2022, in Stockholm, Sweden. For further information, please see the high-level segment webpage.

At its face-to-face segment, the meetings will take up the items of the COPs agendas not considered or concluded during the online segment. The meetings will also feature a high-level segment.

Please see the information for participants page for practical information about the meetings.

Financial support for the participation of developing country Parties and Parties that are countries with economies in transition in the 2021-2022 meetings of the conferences of the Parties is provided thanks to the generous financial support provided by the Governments of China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

Working languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Meeting documents

Meetings documents can be accessed from the meetings documents page.

Online segment of the 2021/2022 meetings of the COPs

Summary of outcomes of the online segment of the 2021/2022 meetings of the COPs: The online segment of the meetings focused on adopting a set of prioritized and time sensitive decisions aimed at continuing the work of the conventions in 2022. The online segment of the meetings was attended by over 160 Parties and 1,300 participants

Key outcomes from the online segment included the adoption of interim programmes of work and budgets for 2022 for the three conventions, the adoption of a decision agreeing to resume the meetings during a face-to-face segment in Geneva, from 6 to 17 June 2022, and an agreement to continue intersessional work under the conventions in 2022, including work of the subsidiary bodies and relevant partnerships, until further consideration at the face-to-face segments of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties in 2022

The conferences of the Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions furthermore respectively elected members of the recently established Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee, and of the Stockholm Convention Effectiveness Evaluation Committee to allow these two committees to initiate the work according to their respective mandates. Finally, the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention agreed to forward the fifth review of the financial mechanism and the report on the assessment of funding needs for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention for the period 2022–2026 to the Global Environment Facility to inform its eighth replenishment.

Call for information in follow up to the online segment of the 2021/2022 meetings of the COPs

Meeting reports of the online segment of the 2021/2022 meetings of the COPs

  • BC COP.15 Meeting report
  • RC COP.10 Meeting report
  • SC COP.10 Meeting report

Earth Negotiation Bulletin

Please find here the summary report of the online segment of the BRS COPs, the daily coverage of 26 and 30 July 2021, as well as selected coverage of side events.

Photo Gallery of the online segment of the 2021/2022 meetings of the COPs

Day 1          
         
 Plenary        
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 Day 2
       
         
Contact group on budget Side Event
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 Day 3
       
         
Side Event
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Side Event        
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 Day 4
       
         
Side Event
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 Day 5        
         
Plenar        
BRS COPs 2021 DAY 1 - July 30, 2021, Geneva, Switzerland