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Side event in Geneva marks conventions joining forces to beat plastic pollution
Strengthened cooperation between BRS and the Barcelona Convention to enhance the Mediterranean Action Plan and regional efforts to tackle marine plastic litter.
Life-Cycle Approach to chemicals and waste in the spotlight in Beijing, China
Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Centre’s roundtable meeting brings together participants from 7 Asian countries to discuss better approaches to chemicals and waste management.
Beat Marine Plastic Pollution: UN experts meet in Geneva to examine options
Important meeting assesses how to improve governance for tackling marine plastic pollution.
Making the Invisible, Visible: Interview with BRS Executive Secretary published in UN Special
UN Special magazine interview with Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions.
Stockholm Convention implementing agencies meet informally to boost implementation
The BRS Secretariat organised an informal brainstorming session of partners in Geneva, 17 November 2019, to identify cooperative strategies for maximising impact.
News on the sound management of chemicals and waste, including tackling marine plastics pollution
The latest BRS Newsletter, now online, has news of actions for a clean planet and healthy people.
Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
The bureaux will meet on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2019 triple COPs.
Basel Convention Ban Amendment edges closer to entry into force as two more Parties deposit acceptance instruments
Accepted recently by Iceland and Namibia, the Amendment now requires only two more COP-3 Parties to deposit their instruments of acceptance, to enter into force.
BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru
Regional information sessions, throughout October, are staged back-to-back with Minamata Convention COP-2 preparatory meetings.
BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October
BRS Executive Secretary moderates the “Ministerial Dialogue on Innovative Solutions to Detoxify our Environment” on marine plastic litter and sound management of chemicals & waste.
On International E-waste Day, please consider the hidden cost of your devices
This year for the first time, 13 October is designated International E-waste Day, to raise awareness of the possible hazards to health and environment of recycling mobile phones, computers, and other electronic devices.
News on actions to tackle marine plastic litter, chemicals & wastes, just a click away
Read the BRS Newsletter, now online, to keep up with actions for a clean planet and healthy people.
BRS Regional information sessions series continues in Chisinau, Moldova
Regional information sessions, throughout October, are staged back-to-back with Minamata Convention COP-2 preparatory meetings.
Basel Convention partnerships take action to minimise solid waste generation
The BRS press release on Basel Convention partnerships is online, marking World Habitat Day 2018 and its focus on solid waste.
Stockholm Convention’s scientific committee recommends listing PFOA in Annex A
The press release of the 14th meeting of the POPs Review Committee is available online.
Clean Planet, Healthy People: Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste
The BRS Secretariat is pleased to announce the theme for the 2019 Triple COPs.
4 hazardous chemicals recommended to be listed in Rotterdam Convention annex
The Press Release of the 14th Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee, which closed on 13 September in Rome, is available online.
Workers dying as a result of toxic exposure, says UN Special Rapporteur
A new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics states that one worker dies every 30 seconds from toxic exposure in the workplace.
UN Special Rapporteur’s report on toxics available online as Human Rights Council convenes in Geneva
The 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council features the launch of the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics on “Workers Rights and Toxic Exposures” and a relevant side event focussing on the need to beat pollution.
New era for waste management heralded as waste experts agree a raft of decisions including on marine plastic litter and microplastics
The Press Release of the 11th Meeting of the Basel Convention’s Open-ended Working Group is now online.
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