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Funding available for projects on the sound management of chemicals and waste
The UNEP Special Programme, open until August 2021, supports governments to implement the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm conventions.
The Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership and the BRS Secretariat launch a new wave of practical pilot projects on better managing plastic waste
The Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership and the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions (BRS) are moving forward with the roll-out of over 50 pilot projects across the world. The initiative fosters the introduction of practical innovations to policymaking in the form of ...
Have your say in the first ever global survey on waste in mountainous regions
Information sought to guide activities on tackling waste in mountain regions, organised by GRID Arendal, together with UNEP & BRS.
 Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings <span class='attentionNote'>(Updated 7 April 2021)</span>
On International Women’s Day, and everyday, BRS salutes women around the world working for the sound management of chemicals and waste
Read our Gender Heroes series for inspiring stories of women’s leadership on implementing at local levels the global agreements for a healthy planet.
BRS COP Bureaux agree on a way forward for the organization of the 2021 Triple COPs
The BRS COP Bureaux have agreed at their resumed joint meeting on 26 February 2021 to hold the Basel Convention’s COP-15, the Rotterdam Convention’s COP-10 and the Stockholm Convention’s COP-10, back-to-back in two segments: an online segment in 2021 and a face-to-face segment in 2...
Stockholm Convention implementation priorities highlighted by The GEF’s guest blog
Read the new Global Environment Facility “Guest Blog” by BRS Executive Secretary, Rolph Payet, for news of upcoming priorities for implementing global agreements for a healthy planet.
BRS Executive Secretary addresses the Leadership Dialogue at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 22-23 February 2021
Watch Rolph Payet’s video address, which focusses on the environmental dimension for building a resilient and inclusive post-pandemic world.
BRS hosts plastic waste Side Event at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 18 February 2021
Register now for the “Tackling plastic waste through the Basel Convention” UNEA-5 Side Event, kicking off at 1330 Geneva time on Thursday 18 February.
Join the upcoming BRS webinars, which cover many key aspects of the three conventions’ implementation
Webinars cover the Basel Convention’s Plastic Waste Partnership, Small Grants Projects, & Strategic Framework Final Evaluation Report; the Rotterdam Convention’s export notification system; & outcomes from the Stockholm Convention’s POPRC-16 meeting.
BRS COP Bureaux to resume their joint meeting on 26 February 2021 to allow for further consultations
Further consultations ongoing on a proposed way forward for the organization of the 2021 Triple COPs.
Joint online meeting of the BRS COP Bureaux to discuss the organization of the meetings of the 2021 Triple COPs
Continuing preparations for the 2021 meetings of the Conferences of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the joint meeting of the COP Bureaux is held online 27 to 29 January.
Big Year for chemicals & waste continues as UN experts take steps to recommend eliminating UV-328
Read the BRS Press Release summarising the outcomes of the 16th meeting of the Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee, 11-16 January 2021.
Scientific experts meet online for the 16th meeting of the Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee (POPRC), 11-16 January 2021
On the agenda is the proposal to list UV-328, and draft risk profiles for Dechlorane Plus and Methoxychlor. All the documents are publically available, online.
World’s first global, legally-binding measures on curbing plastic waste become effective for 186 States
The Basel Convention’s Plastic Waste Amendments become effective on 1 January 2021, changing the way plastic waste is traded, to better protect human health and the environment.
World’s first global, legally-binding measures on curbing plastic waste become effective for 186 States
The Basel Convention’s Plastic Waste Amendments become effective on 1 January 2021, changing the way plastic waste is traded, to better protect human health and the environment.
UN family makes progress on “greening the blue”
BRS Secretariat a proud member of the pan-UN movement to reduce operational footprints, including climate neutrality and reductions in waste generation.
International Mountains Day marked as countries prepare for expanded control of plastic waste
The Basel Convention’s Plastic Waste Amendments become effective on New Year’s Day 2021, giving new impetus to the protection of mountains and other regions from plastic waste pollution.
Join the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues, online, starting 26 November 2020
Organised by GEN with the BRS Secretariat and a host of other partners, the first of the series focuses on plastic waste.
The World Customs Organisation joins the Basel Convention’s Environmental Network for Optimizing Regulatory Compliance on Illegal Traffic - or ENFORCE
BRS looks forward to deepening cooperation with WCO and with customs administrations, to better prevent and combat illegal traffic of hazardous waste.
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