Assisting parties to protect human health and the environment
July / August 2020 - No. 31
Welcome to the latest BRS Newsletter, giving you in just one place all the information you need about these global agreements for a healthy planet!
The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention met online, 25 to 26 June 2020, to discuss preparations for COP-15 in 2021. The report of that meeting is now available online.
The new text includes the plastic waste amendments made at the 2019 Meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP-14).
The new call for proposals will be presented and discussed during these Basel Convention online meetings.
The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention met online, 9 June 2020, to discuss preparations for COP-10 in 2021. The report of that meeting is now available online.
Having recently deposited its instrument of accession WITH the UN Depositary in New York, the convention will ENTER INTO FORCE for Algeria on 19 October 2020.
Preparations for the 2021 Meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) are discussed by the Stockholm Convention’s COP Bureau, during an online meeting on 10 June 2020.
Reflecting amendments made at COP4, 5, 6, 7, & 8, Samoa has become the latest of the Convention’s 182 Parties to transmit its updated National Implementation Plan, or NIP.
The Basel and Rotterdam conventions continue to grow as Tuvalu becomes the 188th, and 163rd Party respectively, with into force on 19 November 2020.
The OEWG-12 online segment takes place on 1 and 3 September 2020. For more details, including working documents in the 6 UN languages, see the tentative schedule of work.
Online, from 8 to 11 September 2020
Download the Basel Convention’s guidance document on how to manage medical waste in the most sustainable manner.