Stockholm Convention

BRS COPs Adopt Over 50 Decisions [viewed]

chemical_cops15 May 2015: The twelfth meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (BC COP12), the seventh meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (RC COP7), and the seventh meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (SC COP7) convened in Geneva, Switzerland, under the theme “From Science to Action: Working for a Safer Tomorrow.”

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Mediterranean SCP Center Documents PCBs Applications, Advises on Waste Management [viewed]

SCP/RAC6 May 2015: The Regional Activity Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) has compiled applications of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for owners and public officials, as part of its collaboration with the PCBs component of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded MedPartnership project for the Environmentally Sound Management of equipment, stocks and wastes containing or contaminated by PCBs in national electricity companies of Mediterranean countries. The SCP/RAC is a Stockholm Convention Regional Center, focusing on cooperation with Mediterranean countries.

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Meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm COPs Begin Considering Agendas [viewed]

chemical_post2154 May 2015: On Monday, 4 May 2015, the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Basel Convention (BC), seventh meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention (RC), and seventh meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention (SC) opened in Geneva, Switzerland. The meetings will include joint sessions of the COPs on issues that are on the agendas of at least two of the three conventions, including technical assistance, financial resources and mechanisms, and programmes of work and budgets.

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Event: Science Fair at the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions [viewed]

This science fair will convene in parallel with a segment of the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, which will address the theme 'From Science to action, working for a safer tomorrow'. Closely reflecting this theme, the science fair aims to: increase understanding of the scientific basis of the three conventions; clarify the scientific processes established under the conventions for their effective implementation; and increase awareness and understanding of the in-depth scientific considerations relating to decision-making under the three conventions.  

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BRS Newsletter Highlights Technical Assistance in Caribbean, Asia and Africa [viewed]

Basel-Rotterdam-StockholmOctober 2014: The Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam (BRS) Conventions Secretariat has released its sixth Technical Assistance Newsletter. The October 2014 newsletter includes brief updates on recent technical assistance activities, news, and upcoming events.

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Seychelles Environment Minister Appointed BRS Executive Secretary [viewed]

Basel-Rotterdam-Stockholm12 August 2014: Rolph Payet, Seychelles Minister for Environment and Energy, has been appointed Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Payet is expected to assume his post in October 2014.

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Mercury Secretariat Hosts Francophone Workshops for Ratification, Early Implementation [viewed]

minamata-mercuryJuly 2014: The Minamata Convention on Mercury Secretariat, together with the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Senegal, hosted two subregional Francophone workshops in Dakar, Senegal, focused on the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention.

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BRS Secretariat Releases June 2014 Technical Assistance Newsletter [viewed]

Basel-Rotterdam-StockholmJune 2014: The Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam (BRS) Conventions Secretariat has released its second Technical Assistance Newsletter. The newsletter includes brief updates on recent technical assistance activities, news and upcoming technical assistance events.

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Event: Sub-regional Workshop on Reporting Obligations under the Basel and Stockholm Conventions [viewed]

This training is being organized by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in cooperation with the Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Dakar, Senegal, with funding provided by the Government of Norway and the European Union. The training aims to enhance understanding of the reporting obligations of the parties to the Basel and Stockholm Conventions, inform participants about the use of the electronic reporting systems for both Conventions and facilitate exchange of experiences among participants.  

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GEF Council Approves US$259.84 Million Work Program [viewed]

45th-meeting-of-the-GEF-Council7 November 2013: The 45th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council considered, inter alia: the progress report on the pilot accreditation of GEF Project Agencies; the mid-term evaluation of the System for Transparent Allocation of Resources (STAR); the mid-term evaluation of the National Portfolio Formulation Exercise (NPFE); an update on the GEF-6 replenishment; a review of GEF Agencies on their application of environmental and social safeguards and gender mainstreaming; and an update on the development of the GEF 2020 strategy. The GEF Council also approved a Work Program amounting to US$259.84 million.

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