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A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2018/19 is now available on the BRS websites

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

 

The BRS Secretariat contributed to the recent consultation on human rights and the environment, organised alongside the June session of the Human Rights Council.

Connecting the sound management of chemicals and waste, children’s rights, and the environment

Connecting the sound management of chemicals and waste, children’s rights, and the environment
 
Four joint regional meetings to help Parties prepare for the 2019 Triple COPs

Four joint regional meetings to help Parties prepare for the 2019 Triple COPs

Regional preparatory meetings for the 2019 COPs will be held throughout March 2019, jointly with meetings on the Minamata Convention & SAICM. Invitation letters for the meetings have been sent out.

Improved governance called for to prevent 12,000 million tonnes of plastic waste by 2050

Improved governance called for to prevent 12,000 million tonnes of plastic waste by 2050

Read the BRS Press Release on marine litter, as BRS and Barcelona conventions join forces to help beat plastic pollution.

Ireland transmits updated plan to help beat pollution from toxic chemicals

Ireland transmits updated plan to help beat pollution from toxic chemicals

To ride the world of POPs, Ireland has transmitted a new national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention.

Listing of PFOA on the agenda for the Stockholm Convention’s COP-9, now online in 6 UN languages

Listing of PFOA on the agenda for the Stockholm Convention’s COP-9, now online in 6 UN languages

Key items at the next Conference of the Parties, in Geneva from 29 April 2019, include the listing of additional chemicals, compliance, and evaluating effectiveness.

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For a clean planet and healthy people, New Zealand transmits updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

New Zealand has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan, addressing amendments from Stockholm Convention COP-4, COP-6 and COP-7.

Vanuatu transmits first national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To help beat pollution, Vanuatu has transmitted its National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention.

Entry into force of 2017 amendments to Stockholm Convention’s Annexes A & C

Listing of three chemicals in 2017 by amendments adopted by COP-8 entered into force for most Parties on 18 December 2018.

Read the BRS Press Release on Plastics in the Mountains

In Geneva on International Mountains Day, experts urge greater efforts to beat plastic pollution upstream, since Mountains Matter.

Side event in Geneva marks conventions joining forces to beat plastic pollution

The Barcelona and BRS conventions strengthen their cooperation to support the Mediterranean Action Plan and tackle marine plastic litter, at a signing event on 7 December 2018.

Life-Cycle Approach to chemicals and waste in the spotlight in Beijing, China

Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Centre’s roundtable meeting brings together participants from 7 Asian countries to discuss better approaches to chemicals and waste management.

Beat Marine Plastic Pollution: UN experts meet in Geneva to examine options

Important meeting assesses how to improve governance for tackling marine plastic pollution.

Stockholm Convention implementing agencies meet informally to boost implementation

The BRS Secretariat organised an informal brainstorming session of partners in Geneva, 17 November 2019, to identify cooperative strategies for maximising impact.

To help beat pollution, Uruguay transmits updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Uruguay has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan, in both English & Spanish, addressing amendments made at COP4, 5, 6 & 7.

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

The bureaux will meet on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2019 triple COPs.

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