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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...
The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee at its 19th meeting recommends international measures to eliminate hazardous chemicals
Scientists at the 19th Persistent Organic Pollutant Review Committee (POPRC-19) meeting agreed that two chemicals - medium-chain chlorinated paraffins, and long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids - should be considered hazardous and controlled under the Stockholm Convention.
The Chemical Review Committee at its 19th meeting recommends adding chlorpyrifos and mercury to the Rotterdam Convention
The Chemical Review Committee at its 19th meeting recommended that chlorpyrifos and mercury be listed in Annex III to the Convention.
Join the online briefings on the 19th meetings of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention and the POPs  Review Committee (POPRC)  of the Stockholm Convention
The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered by the nineteenth meetings of the CRC and the POPRC to be held respectively from 3 to 6 October 2023 and 9 to 13 October 2023 in Rome, Italy.
BC COP-16 meeting report now available
Read the advance English version of the report of the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention.
Briefing on the outcomes of the face-to-face segment of the COP.16 to the Basel Convention, the COP.11 to the Rotterdam Convention and the COP.11 to the Stockholm Convention
The online briefings provided an overview of the outcomes of the latest meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions. Recordings and presentations are available for download.
The global governance of plastics and associated chemicals report is now available
The recently launched report on the Global governance of plastics and associated chemicals provides the first comprehensive mapping of the existing global governance landscape for plastics and associated chemicals. The mapping includes both binding and voluntary measures adopted at the global level...
FAO strongly supports the global environmental agenda at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention
Representatives of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS Conventions) met in Geneva, Switzerland from 1 to 12 May 2023, to take legally binding action regarding the impact of hazardous chemicals and wastes on human health and the environment.
Governments accelerate action and take bold decisions to address pollution from chemicals and wastes
After two weeks of intense negotiations, the 2023 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the three leading multilateral environmental agreements for the sound management of chemicals and waste, came to a close on Friday close to midnight having ...
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