Chemicals & Waste Briefing

Ahead of the Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury



10 September 2019 | 10:00-12:00
International Environment House II (7-9 ch. de Balexert)

 

Background

A Chemicals and Waste briefing focusing on the preparations for the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which will take place in Geneva, from 25 to 29 November 2019, was organizend within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, at the International Environment House, on Tuesday 10 September.

The event also provided an update on the preparations for the third meeting of the Intersessional Process (IP3) for Considering the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020, and on the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions’ intersessional work, including upcoming subsidiary bodies’ meetings, and the launch of the new Plastic Waste Partnership.

 

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AGENDA

10:00
Coffee & Tea

10:15
Welcome & Introduction
Claudia TEN HAVE, Senior Policy Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury
Jacob DUER, Chief, Chemicals and Health Branch, UN Environment Programme
Rolph PAYET, Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

10:25
Minamata Convention on Mercury
Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury (Geneva, 25-29 November 2019)
Claudia TEN HAVE, Senior Policy Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury
Lara OGNIBENE, Legal and Programme Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury

Followed by questions and comments

11:00
Chemicals and Health Branch, UN Environment Programme

Update on the Third Meeting of the Intersessional Process (IP3) for Considering the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (Bangkok, 1-4 October 2019)
Brenda KOEKKOEK, Programme Officer, Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management, Chemicals and Health Branch, UN Environment Programme

Followed by questions and comments

11:30
Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Update on the intersessional work of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
Alain WITTIG, Programme Officer, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat
Followed by questions and comments

 

12:00
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