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Debate on plastic waste and launch of new BRS Vital Plastic Waste Graphics publication, 21 October 2021

Join online the discussions seeking to move “From Pollution to Solution” and see the new infographics series jointly published by BRS, GRID-Arendal and UNEP.

Debate on plastic waste and launch of new BRS Vital Plastic Waste Graphics publication, 21 October 2021

Debate on plastic waste and launch of new BRS Vital Plastic Waste Graphics publication, 21 October 2021
 
BRS Press Release: The end of DDT?

Historic WHO announcement on a malaria vaccine, and recent recommendations of the Stockholm Convention’s Expert Group, give grounds for optimism that DDT could soon be phased out forever.

BRS Press Release: The end of DDT?

BRS Press Release: The end of DDT?
 
Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 26 October 2021)</span>
 

Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings (Updated 26 October 2021)

Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 26 October 2021)</span>
 
E-waste in the context of a sustainable digital transformation in Africa and in Latin America: webinars 28-30 September 2021

Join these webinars, organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNECE, BRS and other partners, discuss challenges and opportunities offered by a digital transformation.

E-waste in the context of a sustainable digital transformation in Africa and in Latin America: webinars 28-30 September 2021

E-waste in the context of a sustainable digital transformation in Africa and in Latin America: webinars 28-30 September 2021
 
BRS highlights interactions between plastic waste and food through social media campaign

Click to view the new social media cards, produced as a contribution to the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, 23 to 24 September, in New York and online.

BRS highlights interactions between plastic waste and food through social media campaign

BRS highlights interactions between plastic waste and food through social media campaign
 
Croatia transmits updated National Implementation Plan to reflect amendments made at Stockholm Convention COP-7 & COP-8

To better protect human health and environment, Croatia updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention.

Croatia transmits updated National Implementation Plan to reflect amendments made at Stockholm Convention COP-7 & COP-8

Croatia transmits updated National Implementation Plan to reflect amendments made at Stockholm Convention COP-7 & COP-8
 
Online Segment of 2021 Triple COPs successfully concludes with key decisions adopted

More than 1,300 representatives from more than 160 countries agree key decisions to keep work towards sound management of chemicals and waste on track.

Online Segment of 2021 Triple COPs successfully concludes with key decisions adopted

Online Segment of 2021 Triple COPs successfully concludes with key decisions adopted
 
2021 Triple COPs convened online with more than 1,000 delegates, 26 to 30 July

Read the official press release as more than 150 countries join the online segment of the 2021 meetings of the Conferences of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, & Stockholm conventions.

2021 Triple COPs convened online with more than 1,000 delegates, 26 to 30 July

2021 Triple COPs convened online with more than 1,000 delegates, 26 to 30 July
 
Story map: Plastic waste and the Basel Convention

Follow the plastic waste crisis as it unfolds around the world, with our dynamic data visualization map, and find out more about the role of the Basel Convention’s Plastic Waste Amendments in minimising and managing plastic waste.

Story map: Plastic waste and the Basel Convention

Story map: Plastic waste and the Basel Convention
 
BRS Triple COPs: Technical trials for registered participants of the online segment of the COPs, ahead of the meetings

Officially registered participants are invited to join technical trials on 21 July and 22 July to become familiar with the use of the meeting platforms.

BRS Triple COPs: Technical trials for registered participants of the online segment of the COPs, ahead of the meetings

BRS Triple COPs: Technical trials for registered participants of the online segment of the COPs, ahead of the meetings
 
Triple COPs 2021: Working documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs, available online in the 6 UN languages

Pre-session documents for the online segment of the Triple COPs, including the proposed interim programmes of work & proposed budgets for the conventions for 2022, now available.

Triple COPs 2021: Working documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs, available online in the 6 UN languages

Triple COPs 2021: Working documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs, available online in the 6 UN languages
 
Journalists: Cover the 2021 Triple COPs on the sound management of chemicals and waste

Accreditation process now open for correspondents seeking to attend the meetings of the Conferences of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions, (online segment) from 26 to 30 July 2021.

Journalists: Cover the 2021 Triple COPs on the sound management of chemicals and waste

Journalists: Cover the 2021 Triple COPs on the sound management of chemicals and waste
 
Photo exhibition on plastic waste open on Geneva waterfront and online

Photos from around the world showcased through live and virtual exhibitions, organised by the Basel Convention’s Plastic Waste Partnership, Geneva Environment Network, UNEP, Norway, and the City of Geneva.

Photo exhibition on plastic waste open on Geneva waterfront and online

Photo exhibition on plastic waste open on Geneva waterfront and online
 
Norway updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To help rid the world of persistent organic pollutants or POPs, Norway has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan addressing amendments made at COP-8 & COP-9.

Norway updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Norway updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Seventeenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.17) postponed

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation and following consultations with POPRC members, the Bureau of the Committee decided to postpone the POPRC-17 meeting to January 2022.

Seventeenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.17) postponed

Seventeenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.17) postponed
 
Second meeting of the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership held online, 14 to 16 June 2021

Key online meeting of PWP pushes ahead actions to implement the plastic waste amendments and promote environmentally sound management of plastic waste globally.

Second meeting of the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership held online, 14 to 16 June 2021

Second meeting of the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership held online, 14 to 16 June 2021
 
Climate change and chemicals & waste combine to threaten biodiversity

New joint report by the BRS and Minamata conventions secretariats released to mark World Environment Day.

Climate change and chemicals & waste combine to threaten biodiversity

Climate change and chemicals & waste combine to threaten biodiversity
 
Twenty years after the Stockholm Convention was adopted, new monitoring reports confirm decreasing levels of certain POPs worldwide

The latest round of regional monitoring reports, which have greater data and geographical coverage than before, and which again confirm decreasing levels of certain POPs worldwide, are now online.

Twenty years after the Stockholm Convention was adopted, new monitoring reports confirm decreasing levels of certain POPs worldwide

Twenty years after the Stockholm Convention was adopted, new monitoring reports confirm decreasing levels of certain POPs worldwide
 
Opportunity to comment on draft risk profiles for UV-328 & Dechlorane Plus, and on draft risk management evaluation for methoxychlor, by 15 June 2021

In accordance with the workplan adopted at POPRC-16, Parties & observers are invited to review and provide comments on these drafts and related additional information, by 15 June 2021.

Opportunity to comment on draft risk profiles for UV-328 & Dechlorane Plus, and on draft risk management evaluation for methoxychlor, by 15 June 2021

Opportunity to comment on draft risk profiles for UV-328 & Dechlorane Plus, and on draft risk management evaluation for methoxychlor, by 15 June 2021
 
BRS Secretariat launches video series to celebrate Stockholm Convention’s 20th anniversary

Watch the first of the new video series “Twenty Voices for Twenty Years”, featuring Executive Secretary Rolph Payet.

BRS Secretariat launches video series to celebrate Stockholm Convention’s 20th anniversary

BRS Secretariat launches video series to celebrate Stockholm Convention’s 20th anniversary
 
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