Chemicals & Waste Briefing


Ahead of the Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

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

 

Backround

A Chemicals and Waste briefing focusing on the preparations for the 2019 meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, scheduled to take place in Geneva from 29 April to 10 May 2019, was organized at the International Environment House on Tuesday 16 April 2019.

The briefing also provided an update on the activities of the Minamata Convention on Mercury Convention intersessional work.

The new director of the UN Environment Europe Office, Bruno POZZI,was introduced to the International Community in Geneva.

 

Documents

 

Photos

See photos from the event on the BRS MEAs Flickr account.

 

Video

The event will be live on facebook.

 

Links

 

Previous chemicals & waste Briefings

 

AGENDA

10:00
Coffee & Tea

10:10
Introduction of the new Director of the UN Environment Europe Office
Bruno POZZI, Director, UN Environment Europe Office

10:15
Welcome and Introduction
Maria Cristina CARDENAS, Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat, later replace by, Rolph PAYET, Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat
Rossana SILVA REPETTO, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury Secretariat

10:25
Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Update on the 2019 meetings of the conferences of the Parties (29 April – 10 May 2019)
Andrea LECHNER, Programme Officer, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Followed by questions and comments

11:20
Minamata Convention on Mercury

Update on intersessional work of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Followed by questions and comments

11:55
Closing Remarks
Felix WERTLI, Head, Global Affairs Section, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

12:00
End

 

Summary

Basel, Rotterdamn and Stockholm Conventions

See Andrea Lechner full presentation

As mentioned by Switzerland, on 22 October 2018 the Secretariat received a proposal by Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Jordan, Mali, Nigeria, Peru, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia for a new Annex VII to the Convention entitled “Procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Rotterdam Convention”. (UNEP/FAO/RC/COP.9/14/Add.1)

Minamata Convention on Mercury

See Claudia Ten Have full presentation