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Side event: Better addressing the triple planetary crisis through the cooperation between the MEAs implementation and compliance committees
This event explores areas of cooperation of MEAs Implementation and Compliance Committees to better address the triple planetary crises.
Side event: Decarbonization and Detoxification: Opportunities for Integrated Actions
Climate change and pollution often have joint sources and exert combined and mutually reinforcing pressures on the environment and human health.
BRS Secretariat at UNEA-6
The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will participate in the upcoming UNEA-6 to show case the contributions of the BRS conventions to tackle the triple planetary crisis and to attain the SDGs, while highlighting ongoing cooperation with UNEP.
POPRC-19 meeting report in languages now available
The final version of the report of the nineteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee is now available in all 6 UN languages.
2023 BRS COPS meeting reports in languages now available
The final versions of the reports of the 2023 BRS COPs are now available in all 6 UN languages.
BRS Secretariat Highlights of 2023
As we look back on 2023, the BRS Secretariat is proud to share with you some of the key highlights that has made this year a special one!
BRS Secretariat at the OEWG-2
The BRS Secretariat participated in the ad-hoc open-ended working group on a science-policy panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution
BRS at COP-28: How the sound management of chemicals and waste relates to climate action
The BRS Secretariat engaged in COP28 in various events and shares its takeaways from the meeting on the contribution of the sound management of chemicals and wastes to climate action.
BRS Secretariat at the Climate Change COP28
BRS Secretariat engagement at the upcoming Climate Change COP28 to highlight the benefits of integrating the management of chemicals and waste and, circularity economy approaches, into climate actions.
National Workshop for the Implementation of the Rotterdam Convention in Ecuador
This national workshop provided the opportunity to review in detail the status of implementation of the Convention in Ecuador, exchange information about its national system and unite the institutions in charge of the management of chemicals and pesticides in the country.
Side Event: A Quest for a More Resilient and Sustainable Future: an urgent need for climate action and healthy oceans in Seychelles
A cleaner ocean is essential to island communities’ well-being, biodiversity, and livelihoods but reducing plastic waste can also play a fundamental role in mitigating climate change. This event will discuss climate mitigation and adaptation contributions provided by the environmentally sound ...
Side Event:  How sustainable trade and waste management can support climate mitigation through addressing plastic pollution?
Efforts in waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and energy recovery can accelerate GHG reduction and sustainable trade is a powerful mechanism to reshape the situation on the ground regarding the use of plastics.
Side Event: Connecting climate mitigation to depolluting oceans through concrete solutions in the Pacific Islands
Marine plastic pollution is a global environmental threat. In the Pacific region, which is hard-hit by climate related disasters, marine plastic pollution magnifies climate impacts. Plastic pollution causes environmental disruption: pollution of soil and water systems, emission of methane gas from l...
Side Event: Accelerating integration of low-carbon waste management in Nationally Determined Contributions to Reach Climate Commitments
Environmentally sound management of waste, and its responsible trade, is essential in mitigating climate change and promoting a circular economy. The waste management sector can play a vital role in climate mitigation through a multitude of actions.
Side Event: International regulations and national policies driving low carbon waste management and circularity
Environmentally sound management of wastes, and its responsible trade, is essential in mitigating climate change and promoting a circular economy. The waste management sector can play a vital role in climate mitigation through a multitude of actions.
Side Event: Decarbonization and Detoxification: Linkages and Opportunities for Integrated Actions
Chemicals are integral to almost all areas of society and are used across all economic sectors. The chemicals sector is the largest industrial energy consumer and the third largest industry subsector in terms of direct CO2 emissions.
Training Course on Basic Principles of Chairing and Role of the Chairs of Meetings of the BRS Conventions
Enhance your chairing skills by taking the free, upgraded training course on Principles of Chairing and Role of the Chairs of BRS Convention Meetings.
2023 BRS COPs meeting reports available
Read the advance English versions of the reports of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions 2023 COPs.
Outcomes of the nineteenth meetings the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee
The objective of this online briefing is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders on the outcomes of the nineteenth meetings of the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee (CRC-19) and the Stockholm Convention’s Persistent Or...
Pacific region takes significant steps by aligning the Waigani Convention with global efforts to control plastic waste
On 13 October 2023, the Conference of Parties to the Waigani Convention made history by adopting the first-ever amendment to the Convention, marking a significant step by countries in the Pacific region toward aligning the Convention with global efforts under the Basel Convention to better control p...
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