This briefing, organized within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, will review the outcomes of the negotiations related to chemicals and waste in 2022, and present the important conferences scheduled in 2022.

About this Session

This Chemicals and Waste Negotiations briefing, organized within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, will provide an overview of the work and key activities to advance the sound management of chemicals and waste globally. It will review the outcomes of the negotiations related to chemicals and waste that took place in 2022, and present the latest information on the important conferences scheduled in 2023, as well a follow-u on resolutions adopted at the UN Environment Assembly.

Next year, major negotiations on chemicals and waste include:

  • 1st Session of the Open Ended Working Group (OEWG1) of the Science-Policy Panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution | Bangkok, Thailand, January-February 2023
  • 13th meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG-13) | Geneva, Switzerland, February 2023
  • Resumed session of the 4th meeting of the Intersessional Process considering the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 | Nairobi, Kenya, February-March 2023
  • 16th Meeting of the COP to the Basel Convention, the 11th meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention and the 11th Meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention (BRS COPs) | Geneva, Switzerland, May 2023, as well as subsidiary body meetings leading up to the BRS COPs
  • 5th Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) | Bonn, Germany, September 2023
  • 5th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury | Geneva, Switzerland, October-November 2023

Speakers

By order of intervention. Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Jacqueline ALVAREZ

Chief, Chemicals and Health Branch, UNEP

Carlos Martin-Novella

Carlos MARTIN-NOVELLA

Deputy Executive Secretary, Basel Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Monika STANKIEWICZ

Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury

Kevin HELPS

Principal Officer of the Science-Policy panel on Chemicals, Waste and Prevention of Pollution, UNEP

Pierre QUIBLIER

Programme Officer, Chemicals and Health Branch, UNEP

David OGDEN

Chief, Governance Branch, Basel Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Sandra AVÉROUS-MONNERY

Acting Head, Knowledge and Risk Unit, Chemicals and Health Branch, UNEP

Michel TSCHIRREN

Waste and Chemicals Focal Point, Global Affairs Section, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland

Registration

This event will be held in a hybrid format, both in-person and virtually. For online attendance, kindly register on Webex platform.

For in person participation, register on Eventbrite.

Video

In addition to the live WebEx and social media transmissions, the video of the event will be available on this webpage.

Previous Chemicals and Waste Briefings

13 September 2022 | 28 April 2022 | 27 May 2021 | 16 December 2020 | 4 July 2019 | 12 June 2018 | 26 February 2018 | 22 June 2017 | 5 April 2017 | 30 November 2016 | 26 April 2016 | 26 January 2016 | 26 November 2015 | 8 September 2015

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