Workshop on “From Science to Action” for the BRS and industrial chemicals guidance for the Stockholm Convention

Barcelona, Spain from 17 October to 20 October 2022

Highlights: The Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions are science-based, legally binding global treaties aimed at the protection of human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals and wastes. Policy decisions taken by their governing bodies, the Conferences of the Parties (COPs), are based on various scientific assessments.

To support Parties in science-based decision-making and action in the implementation of the BRS Conventions, the BRS Conventions’ COPs respectively requested the Secretariat, subject to the availability of resources, and in collaboration with regional centres, as appropriate, to undertake capacity-building and training activities.

At their meetings in 2019, the BRS Conventions’ COPs also respectively took note of the revised road map for further engaging Parties and other stakeholders in informed dialogue for enhanced science-based action in the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions (UNEP/CHW.14/INF/40–UNEP/FAO/RC/COP.9/INF/35–UNEP/POPS/COP.9/INF/44) and encouraged Parties and others to initiate action that would promote the implementation of the road map.

Organizer: This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, with the support of the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Spain (MedWaves), thanks to the financial support by the Governments of Norway and Sweden.

Working Language: English

Meeting objectives: The objectives of the four-day workshop are the following:

  1. To explore how to improve the accessibility to and availability of scientific and technical information relevant to the BRS conventions and national capacity to review and assess scientific and technical information for decision-making and implementation of the conventions;
  2. To support Parties in science-based decision-making for the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions through enhanced science-policy-industry interactions;
  3. To guide Parties in identifying sectors using industrial POPs, collecting information on POPs including those contained in products and on labelling, and identifying alternatives to the chemicals listed in Annexes A and B to the Stockholm Convention, as concrete examples of science-policy-industry interactions.

Target audience: Official contact points, national focal points, designated national authorities from the Mediterranean sub-region

Workshop documents

 

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Provisional Agenda272.83 K

Contact Information

For questions regarding the workshop please contact Kei Ohno (kei.ohno@un.org).