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Experts recommend eliminating toxic pesticide methoxychlor, a DDT substitute, as Stockholm Convention POPRC17 meeting concludes in Geneva and online

The 17th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee also took steps towards the elimination of the plastic additive UV-328 and 4 other toxic chemicals.

Experts recommend eliminating toxic pesticide methoxychlor, a DDT substitute, as Stockholm Convention POPRC17 meeting concludes in Geneva and online

Experts recommend eliminating toxic pesticide methoxychlor, a DDT substitute, as Stockholm Convention POPRC17 meeting concludes in Geneva and online
 
Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee meets for the 17th time, face-to-face in Geneva, 24 to 28 January 2022

At POPRC-17, the Committee considers, inter alia, a draft risk management evaluation on methoxychlor, and draft risk profiles on Dechlorane Plus and on the plastic additive UV-328.

Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee meets for the 17th time, face-to-face in Geneva, 24 to 28 January 2022

Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee meets for the 17th time, face-to-face in Geneva, 24 to 28 January 2022
 
Report of the Stockholm Convention COP-10 (online segment) now available in all UN languages

The report of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of Parties (online segment) is available to view or download in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.

Report of the Stockholm Convention COP-10 (online segment) now available in all UN languages

Report of the Stockholm Convention COP-10 (online segment) now available in all UN languages
 
Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022

The Executive Secretary and team whish you Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022.

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022

The Executive Secretary and team whish you Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022.

Launch of the Stockholm Convention Electronic Reporting System for 5th reporting cycle

The questionnaire, which has been revised to include reporting on additional chemicals, is now available to Parties through in all six UN official languages. Join one of our webinars on 6 or 8 December to learn more about it!

Launch of the Stockholm Convention Electronic Reporting System for 5th reporting cycle

Launch of the Stockholm Convention Electronic Reporting System for 5th reporting cycle
 
Indonesia updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To help rid the world of Persistent Organic Pollutants – or POPs – Indoensia has transmitted its updated NIP, addressing amendments made at COP-5, COP-6, COP-7, COP-8 and COP-9.

Indonesia updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Indonesia updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
To help rid the world of POPs, the European Union has updated its implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

The new plan incorporates amendments made at the Stockholm Convention’s COP-8 and COP-9, including the listing in Annex A of perfluorooctanoic acis or PFOA.

To help rid the world of POPs, the European Union has updated its implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

To help rid the world of POPs, the European Union has updated its implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention
 
To help rid the world of POPs, Belize updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

The updated National Implementation Plan or NIP addresses amendments to the Convention made by COPs 4, 5, 6 & 7.

To help rid the world of POPs, Belize updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To help rid the world of POPs, Belize updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Press Release: Unsound management of chemicals and wastes underpins runaway climate change

As the climate change COP-26 opens in Glasgow, the new BRS Press Release highlights the linkages between chemicals, waste, and climate change.

Press Release: Unsound management of chemicals and wastes underpins runaway climate change

Press Release: Unsound management of chemicals and wastes underpins runaway climate change
 
UN Palais des Nations in Geneva turns green as key climate change talks begin at COP-26, 1 November 2021

Landmark building illuminated by Basel Convention green to highlight links between climate change and chemicals and waste, including plastic waste.

UN Palais des Nations in Geneva turns green as key climate change talks begin at COP-26, 1 November 2021

UN Palais des Nations in Geneva turns green as key climate change talks begin at COP-26, 1 November 2021
 
Grenada becomes the 185th Party to the Stockholm Convention

Stockholm Convention continues to move towards universal coverage as Grenada deposits its instrument of accession, with entry into force on 13 January, 2022.

Grenada becomes the 185th Party to the Stockholm Convention

Grenada becomes the 185th Party to the Stockholm Convention
 
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?
 
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
 
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