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The 14th meeting of the Basel Convention OEWG will take place in Geneva from 25 to 28 June 2024
The Working Group is expected to progress items in its work programme, with topics to include: A draft renewed strategic framework, work to improve the functioning of the prior informed consent procedure, and Technical guidelines on Persistent Organic Pollutants, e-waste, waste lead-acid batteries ...
The 16th meeting of ICC under the Basel Convention to meet in Geneva
The Implementation and Compliance Committee set to kick off its sixteenth meeting on 23 June with ground-breaking dialogues with the Basel Convention regional centres and a range of intergovernmental partners.
Side event: Linkages on Chemicals and Waste Pollution and Biodiversity Loss and possible actions
This side event will focus on presenting the recent developments and outcomes under the chemicals and waste international agenda and explore ways on which this can be considered for supporting the implementation of the GBF.
Contribution of the chemicals and waste Conventions to Target 7 of the Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
The secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions and the Minamata Convention on Mercury are organizing an online information session on the contribution of the chemicals and waste conventions to Target 7 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), Thursday 18 April...
Digital Solutions for a Sustainable Future
Advancing sustainability and promoting a circular economy are critical imperatives for African cities to address environmental challenges while fostering economic growth. This innovative 3-day event delved into solutions for addressing e-waste challenges, including issues related to conflict mineral...
Workshop on circular economy considerations and new technologies for combatting climate change
The BRS Secretariat participated in the workshop on circular economy considerations and new technologies for combatting climate change, which took place at the ITU Headquarters (ITU Tower building, Room K) in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, 6 May 2024.
SIDS4 Conference Side Event: Protecting SIDS from chemicals and waste: integrated action for healthy environments and sustainable development
A side event is being organized by BRS together with partners from diverse sectors. The event will shed light on how preventing pollution from chemicals and waste and promoting circular economy are fundamental to sustainable development of SIDS.
Calling all Parties to respond the BRS Secretariat with their technical assistance needs by 31 May 2024
Questionnaires have been sent to Parties, to assess their technical assistance needs, as well as abilities to offer technical assistance.
Environmental multilateralism celebrated at UNEA-6
The sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) concluded with adopting 15 resolutions advancing collaboration action on the triple planetary crisis.
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.
CRC-19 meeting report in languages
The report of the nineteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee is now available in all 6 UN languages.
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.
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.
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