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Spain updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Reflecting amendments made at COPs 6, 7, & 8, Spain has transmitted an updated National.

Spain updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Spain updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
First online consultation for working group of the new Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership
Hot on the heels of the PWP launch in Geneva on 12 November, the first online consultation takes place on 13 November, chaired by the Co-Chairs, Mr. Ole Thomas Thommesen (Norway) and Mr. Ross Bartley (BIC).

First online consultation for working group of the new Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership

First online consultation for working group of the new Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership
 
Trinidad & Tobago updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Reflecting amendments made at COP-6, COP-7 and COP-8, Trinidad & Tobago has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan or NIP.

Trinidad & Tobago updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Trinidad & Tobago updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
To rid the world of POPs, Suriname updates its plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
The new National Implementation Plan addresses amendments made at COP-4, COP-5, COP-6 and COP-7 and is available online.

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

To rid the world of POPs, Suriname updates its plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
The Basel Convention’s new Plastic Waste Partnership seeks members
The BRS Secretariat is now seeking partners to mobilise business, government, international organisation, academic and civil society interests and expertise on the environmentally sound management – including prevention and minimisation – of plastic waste. The deadline for expressing int...

The Basel Convention’s new Plastic Waste Partnership seeks members

The Basel Convention’s new Plastic Waste Partnership seeks members
 
Meeting report from the recent Stockholm Convention COP now available
The advance English version of the meeting report of the recent COP-9 meeting is now accessible.

Meeting report from the recent Stockholm Convention COP now available

Meeting report from the recent Stockholm Convention COP now available
 
To rid the world of POPs and beat pollution, Sierra Leone has updated its plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Sierra Leone has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan, or NIP, addressing amendments made at COPs 4, 5, and 6.

To rid the world of POPs and beat pollution, Sierra Leone has updated its plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To rid the world of POPs and beat pollution, Sierra Leone has updated its plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Follow-up to recent Stockholm Convention COP decisions on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including on actions related to PFOA, its salts and PFOA-related compounds
Parties and observers are kindly invited to respond to requests from the recent COP-19, for follow-up to the decisions taken by Parties in Geneva, in May.

Follow-up to recent Stockholm Convention COP decisions on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including on actions related to PFOA, its salts and PFOA-related compounds

Follow-up to recent Stockholm Convention COP decisions on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including on actions related to PFOA, its salts and PFOA-related compounds
 
Funding support available for sound management of chemicals and waste
The French government’s new fund supports activities in support of the global chemicals conventions in developing countries, and has a deadline for project proposals of 4 October 2019.

Funding support available for sound management of chemicals and waste

Funding support available for sound management of chemicals and waste
 
Behind the Scenes at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions 2019 COPs - video
Watch the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions “Behind the Scenes” video for a better understanding of how the Triple COPs work.

Behind the Scenes at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions 2019 COPs - video

Behind the Scenes at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions 2019 COPs - video
 
7 million premature deaths per year from visible and invisible air pollution
On the occasion of World Environment Day, read the BRS Press Release highlighting the need to make the invisible, visible to beat air pollution.

7 million premature deaths per year from visible and invisible air pollution

7 million premature deaths per year from visible and invisible air pollution
 
To help beat pollution and rid the world of POPs, Kiribati updates its national plan
The country’s plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention addresses amendments made at COPs 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

To help beat pollution and rid the world of POPs, Kiribati updates its national plan

To help beat pollution and rid the world of POPs, Kiribati updates its national plan
 
Highlights of the 2019 BRS COPs captured on video
Watch key parts of the Triple COPs, including the moment Parties decided, by consensus, to amend the Basel Convention to tackle plastic wastes.

Highlights of the 2019 BRS COPs captured on video

Highlights of the 2019 BRS COPs captured on video
 
Global experts on marine litter meet at BRS Secretariat in Geneva
First plastics meeting since the COP decision to amend the Basel Convention sees GESAMP experts assess risks associated with plastics in the marine environment.

Global experts on marine litter meet at BRS Secretariat in Geneva

Global experts on marine litter meet at BRS Secretariat in Geneva
 
2019 Triple COPs open in Geneva: for a Clean Planet & Healthy People
Read the opening day BRS press release, outlining what to expect from the 2019 meetings of the conferences of parties to the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions.

2019 Triple COPs open in Geneva: for a Clean Planet & Healthy People

2019 Triple COPs open in Geneva: for a Clean Planet & Healthy People
 
Electronic waste on the agenda of global summit in Geneva, 8 to 12 April 2019
BRS co-hosts workshop with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on the circular economy, e-waste, and the SDGs during the 2019 World Summit on the Information Society.

Electronic waste on the agenda of global summit in Geneva, 8 to 12 April 2019

Electronic waste on the agenda of global summit in Geneva, 8 to 12 April 2019
 
Bring your own bottle to reduce the footprint of the 2019 Triple COPs – for a Clean Planet, Healthy People!
To reduce plastic waste at the meetings of the conferences of the Parties, arrangements have been made with the venue and catering service to minimize the use of plastic take-out containers, sandwich bags, cutlery and cups. Delegates are therefore invited to bring reusable drinking containers (mugs,...

Bring your own bottle to reduce the footprint of the 2019 Triple COPs – for a Clean Planet, Healthy People!

Bring your own bottle to reduce the footprint of the 2019 Triple COPs – for a Clean Planet, Healthy People!
 
Preventing Marine Litter: technical workshop in Barcelona pushes for environmentally sound management of plastic wastes
Experts converge on the Stockholm Regional Centre for the Mediterranean in Barcelona 3 to 6 April, to share and develop best practices on ESM of plastic waste, with thanks to Sweden for funding support.

Preventing Marine Litter: technical workshop in Barcelona pushes for environmentally sound management of plastic wastes

Preventing Marine Litter: technical workshop in Barcelona pushes for environmentally sound management of plastic wastes
 
Regional meetings in Brno and Montevideo continue Triple COPs preparations
With thanks to Norway and Switzerland for funding support, BRS regional preparatory meetings continue this week in Brno, Czech Republic and in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Regional meetings in Brno and Montevideo continue Triple COPs preparations

Regional meetings in Brno and Montevideo continue Triple COPs preparations
 
Regional preparations for Triple COPs continue with African meeting in Nairobi, Kenya
With thanks to Norway and Switzerland for funding support, African countries come together in Nairobi, 18 to 20 March, to prepare for the 2019 Triple COPs.

Regional preparations for Triple COPs continue with African meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

Regional preparations for Triple COPs continue with African meeting in Nairobi, Kenya
 
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