BRS Secretariat at the Climate Change COP28

The 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will convene from 30 November to 12 December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

COP28 will be a milestone moment for international climate action. It will undertake the first global stocktake (GST) which will assess progress towards meeting the Paris Agreement’s goals, including to limit global warming to well below 2°C, ideally 1.5°C. This will help align the efforts on climate action, including measures that need to be put in place to bridge the gaps to reach the Paris Agreement’s goals. As such, it is intended to inform the next round of national climate action plans - known as the “nationally determined contributions (NDCs)” - to be put forward by 2025. COP-28 website.

The Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions share the common objective of protecting human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals and wastes. However, their scope extends far beyond pollution. As recognized by the BRS COPs at their 2023 meetings, actions taken under the conventions may contribute to achieving the UNFCCC’s objectives. Scientific evidence of the interlinkages between chemicals, waste and climate change calls for a holistic approach in addressing the intertwined climate and pollution crises. Integrated actions have the potential to bring co-benefits for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and releases of pollutants.

The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions will actively engage at COP 28 to bring attention to the linkages between chemicals, wastes and climate change and potentials for integrated actions.

BRS Secretariat’s engagement programme at COP28

All event times are in Gulf Standard Time (GST - GMT+4).


   

 

1 December 2023  |  15:15-16:00  |  UNEP Pavilion

Side event: Decarbonization and Detoxification: Linkages and Opportunities for Integrated Actions

Watch the event recording here.

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3 December 2023  |  9:00-10:30  |   Waste and Resource Pavilion

Side event: International regulations and national policies driving waste management and circularity

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3 December 2023  |  11:00-13:00  |   Seychelles Pavilion

Transboundary marine pollution threatens remote islands in Seychelles

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3 December 2023  |  15:30-16:30  |  UNFCCC pavilion

High-Level Event: #Together4Transparency at COP

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3 December 2023  |  16:00-16:45  |  Finland Pavilion

Side event: Accelerating integration of low-carbon waste management in Nationally Determined Contributions to Reach Climate Commitments

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4 December 2023  |  9:00-9:50  |  Pacific Pavilion

Side event: Connecting climate mitigation to depolluting oceans through concrete solutions in the Pacific Islands

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5 December 2023  |  16:30 - 18:00  |   France Pavilion

Side event: Decarbonizing supply chains and embracing circularity: engaging public and private stakeholders

Watch the event recording in English and French.

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5 December 2023  |  16:45-18:15  |  COP-28 side event

Side event: The vital role of shipping in reducing global GHG emissions and contributing to the circular economy

Presentation in PDF

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8 December 2023  |  10:30-11:30  |  Trade House Pavilion

Side event: How sustainable trade and waste management can support climate mitigation through addressing plastic pollution

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8 December 2023  |  10:45-11:45  |  Montreal Protocol Pavilion

Side Event: Addressing ODS banks: A Ticking Climate Bomb?

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Reports and publications

Climate Change and POPs  

Chemicals, Wastes and Climate Change
- Interlinkages and potential for coordinated action
 
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Climate and POPs: Predicting the Impacts
 
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