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Funding available for projects on the sound management of chemicals and waste
The UNEP Special Programme, open until August 2021, supports governments to implement the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm conventions.

Funding available for projects on the sound management of chemicals and waste

Funding available for projects on the sound management of chemicals and waste
 
Cuba updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Addressing amendments made at COP-8, Cuba has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan, or NIP.

Cuba updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Cuba updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Have your say in the first ever global survey on waste in mountainous regions
Information sought to guide activities on tackling waste in mountain regions, organised by GRID Arendal, together with UNEP & BRS.

Have your say in the first ever global survey on waste in mountainous regions

Have your say in the first ever global survey on waste in mountainous regions
 
Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 7 April 2021)</span>
 

Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings (Updated 7 April 2021)

Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 7 April 2021)</span>
 
On International Women’s Day, and everyday, BRS salutes women around the world working for the sound management of chemicals and waste
Read our Gender Heroes series for inspiring stories of women’s leadership on implementing at local levels the global agreements for a healthy planet.

On International Women’s Day, and everyday, BRS salutes women around the world working for the sound management of chemicals and waste

On International Women’s Day, and everyday, BRS salutes women around the world working for the sound management of chemicals and waste
 
BRS COP Bureaux agree on a way forward for the organization of the 2021 Triple COPs
The BRS COP Bureaux have agreed at their resumed joint meeting on 26 February 2021 to hold the Basel Convention’s COP-15, the Rotterdam Convention’s COP-10 and the Stockholm Convention’s COP-10, back-to-back in two segments: an online segment in 2021 and a face-to-face segment in 2...

BRS COP Bureaux agree on a way forward for the organization of the 2021 Triple COPs

BRS COP Bureaux agree on a way forward for the organization of the 2021 Triple COPs
 
Stockholm Convention implementation priorities highlighted by The GEF’s guest blog
Read the new Global Environment Facility “Guest Blog” by BRS Executive Secretary, Rolph Payet, for news of upcoming priorities for implementing global agreements for a healthy planet.

Stockholm Convention implementation priorities highlighted by The GEF’s guest blog

Stockholm Convention implementation priorities highlighted by The GEF’s guest blog
 
BRS Executive Secretary addresses the Leadership Dialogue at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 22-23 February 2021
Watch Rolph Payet’s video address, which focusses on the environmental dimension for building a resilient and inclusive post-pandemic world.

BRS Executive Secretary addresses the Leadership Dialogue at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 22-23 February 2021

BRS Executive Secretary addresses the Leadership Dialogue at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 22-23 February 2021
 
BRS hosts plastic waste Side Event at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 18 February 2021
Register now for the “Tackling plastic waste through the Basel Convention” UNEA-5 Side Event, kicking off at 1330 Geneva time on Thursday 18 February.

BRS hosts plastic waste Side Event at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 18 February 2021

BRS hosts plastic waste Side Event at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 18 February 2021
 
Join the upcoming BRS webinars, which cover many key aspects of the three conventions’ implementation
Webinars cover the Basel Convention’s Plastic Waste Partnership, Small Grants Projects, & Strategic Framework Final Evaluation Report; the Rotterdam Convention’s export notification system; & outcomes from the Stockholm Convention’s POPRC-16 meeting.

Join the upcoming BRS webinars, which cover many key aspects of the three conventions’ implementation

Join the upcoming BRS webinars, which cover many key aspects of the three conventions’ implementation
 
Plastic waste pilot projects kicking off across the globe
Thanks to funding support from the Norwegian development agency Norad, BRS regional centres are implementing practical projects on the environmentally sound management of plastic waste.

Plastic waste pilot projects kicking off across the globe

Plastic waste pilot projects kicking off across the globe
 
Outcomes of the sixteenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee
The online briefings will provide an overview of the outcomes of the sixteenth meeting of the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC)), held online, on 11-16 January 2021.

Outcomes of the sixteenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee

Outcomes of the sixteenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee
 
Funding opportunities for pilot projects on the environmentally sound management of E-waste
The Basel Convention’s Follow-up Partnership to PACE invites project proposals promoting sound alternatives to open-pit burning of e-waste and harmful recycling operations, with a deadline of 20 February 2021.

Funding opportunities for pilot projects on the environmentally sound management of E-waste

Funding opportunities for pilot projects on the environmentally sound management of E-waste
 
Myanmar submits its first national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
To better protect human health and the environment, Myanmar has submitted its first NIP, covering amendments made at COP4, COP5 & COP6.

Myanmar submits its first national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Myanmar submits its first national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Six months countdown to the BRS 2021 COPs starts today
This days also marks the communication of 3 proposals to amend the Basel Convention in addition to the proposals to amend Annexes A, B, and/or C of the Stockholm Convention and to amend Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention communicated on 15 December 2020.

Six months countdown to the BRS 2021 COPs starts today

Six months countdown to the BRS 2021 COPs starts today
 
United Arab Emirates updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
To better protect human health and the environment, UAE’s updated NIP addresses amendments made at COP-7, COP-8, and COP-9

United Arab Emirates updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

United Arab Emirates updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Scientific experts meet online for the 16th meeting of the Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee (POPRC), 11-16 January 2021
On the agenda is the proposal to list UV-328, and draft risk profiles for Dechlorane Plus and Methoxychlor. All the documents are publically available, online.

Scientific experts meet online for the 16th meeting of the Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee (POPRC), 11-16 January 2021

Scientific experts meet online for the 16th meeting of the Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee (POPRC), 11-16 January 2021
 
To rid the world of POPs, Sweden updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Addressing Amendments made at COPs 8 and 9, Sweden has transmitted its updated NIP.

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

To rid the world of POPs, Sweden updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Japan updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
To better protect human health and environment, Japan has transmitted its updated NIP, addressing amendments made at COPs 8 and 9.

Japan updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Japan updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
2019 Stockholm Convention amendments on Dicofol, PFOA, and PFOS enter into force
On 3 December 2020, amendments adopted at COP9 enter into force for most Parties, adding Dicofol and PFOA, its salts & PFOA-related compounds to Annex A, and amending the exemptions for PFOS, its salts and PFOSF in Annex B.

2019 Stockholm Convention amendments on Dicofol, PFOA, and PFOS enter into force

2019 Stockholm Convention amendments on Dicofol, PFOA, and PFOS enter into force
 
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