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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
 
Tanzania has updated its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Addressing amendments made at COPs 4, 5, 6, & 7, the updated NIP will help protect human health and the environment from POPs.

Tanzania has updated its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Tanzania has updated its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
16th POPs Review Committee meeting kicks off online Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Pre-meetings of POPRC-16 will run from 1 to 3 December, providing an early opportunity for experts to introduce and discuss the technical issues ahead of the full meeting in January 2021.

16th POPs Review Committee meeting kicks off online Tuesday, 1 December 2020

16th POPs Review Committee meeting kicks off online Tuesday, 1 December 2020
 
Join the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues, online, starting 26 November 2020
Organised by GEN with the BRS Secretariat and a host of other partners, the first of the series focuses on plastic waste.

Join the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues, online, starting 26 November 2020

Join the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues, online, starting 26 November 2020
 
Tuvalu updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
To help protect human health and the environment from POPs, Tuvalu has transmitted its updated NIP, covering amendments made at COP4, COP5, COP6, COP7, COP8 and COP9.

Tuvalu updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Tuvalu updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Webinar to outline the selected projects of the new Small Grants Programme on plastic waste
Learn about the 7 projects selected for funding from the first call for proposals, by joining this webinar on 12 November at 1400.

Webinar to outline the selected projects of the new Small Grants Programme on plastic waste

Webinar to outline the selected projects of the new Small Grants Programme on plastic waste
 
The Stockholm Convention's POPs Review Committee will hold its 16th meeting online. Agenda, documents, and other information are available online
The Stockholm Convention's scientific subsidiary body meeting, POPRC-16, will take place online 11-16 January 2021, with preparatory pre-meetings online 1-3 December 2020.

The Stockholm Convention's POPs Review Committee will hold its 16th meeting online. Agenda, documents, and other information are available online

The Stockholm Convention's POPs Review Committee will hold its 16th meeting online. Agenda, documents, and other information are available online
 
Theme for the 2021 Triple COPs announced: Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet
The Theme for the next meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, and the associated High-Level Segment, from 19 to 31 July 2021, is “Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet; Sound Management of Chemicals & Waste”.

Theme for the 2021 Triple COPs announced: Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet

Theme for the 2021 Triple COPs announced: Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet
 
International E-Waste Day marked around the world
The BRS Secretariat is proud to support and publicise this day, organised by the WEEE Forum, which aims to draw attention to the growing environmental & health challenges posed by electrical and electronic waste.

International E-Waste Day marked around the world

International E-Waste Day marked around the world
 
New report highlights dangers to health and the environment from toxic chemicals found in some types of plastic
Efforts towards building a circular economy might be compromised by chemical additives in certain plastics, a study by the Stockholm Convention’s Regional Centre for the Mediterranean, IPEN, UNEP and the BRS Secretariat finds.

New report highlights dangers to health and the environment from toxic chemicals found in some types of plastic

New report highlights dangers to health and the environment from toxic chemicals found in some types of plastic
 
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