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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.
M-Cube launched to raise awareness on marine litter and microplastics
Thanks to funding from the UK, an art installation in the heart of international Geneva became the focus of public awareness activity as part of the Basel Convention High Level Event on 4 September.
Watch the Basel Convention High-Level Event on Marine Litter
More than 70 ambassadors gathered in Geneva on 4 September to discuss ways forward to tackle marine plastic litter and microplastics.
Basel Convention High-Level Event focuses spotlight on marine litter and waste
International Geneva will mobilise for action on marine litter, waste, and microplastics from 2 to 6 September.
Norwegian event on POPs and Body Burden re-affirms need to take action on chemicals and waste
Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment, and Rolph Payet, BRS Executive Secretary, shared a platform in Arendal, Norway on 15 August 2018 to raise awareness on toxic chemicals and their impacts on human health.
Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings
Scientific, legal and policy experts from across the world converge on Geneva and Rome to prepare decisions for the sound management of chemicals and waste.
BRS contributes to high-level political debate on sound management
BRS chief Rolph Payet participated in discussions at the High-Level Political Forum in New York, at which Sweden announced the launch of the High Ambition Alliance on Chemicals and Waste.
Single-use plastics again the focus of international attention
July 3rd is International Plastic Bag Free Day as organisations worldwide keep marine litter at the top of the global agenda.
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