Unlocking MEAs’ Potential: Supporting Parties’ Environmental Action through Data and Knowledge Management | BRS COPs 2023 Side Event
10 May 2023
Venue: CICG | Room 11-12 & Online | Webex
Organization: Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, Minamata Convention on Mercury, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Geneva Environment Network
This side event to the 2023 Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention Conference of the Parties brought together various knowledge management initiatives from Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) that contribute to facilitating the parties' work in the implementation and compliance of the respective conventions in order to accelerate environmental progress.
About this Event
This event brought together various knowledge management initiatives from Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) that contribute to facilitating the parties’ work in the implementation and compliance of the respective conventions in order to accelerate environmental progress.
The programme included a presentation of the InforMEA Portal and its newly developed negotiator’s section, which is a part of the InforMEA Initiative. The initiative is one of the largest communities of practice among MEAs, dedicated to developing harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of the parties involved.
The side event featured the Minamata Convention Online Reporting Tool (ORT). The ORT has been successfully used to conduct a national reporting exercise, and the event will showcase how it can facilitate the work of focal points.
Additionally, the event covered CITES’s country profiles and compliance databases, the BRS clearing-house mechanism, and conclude with a Q&A session.
The aim of the event was to enrich the perspectives of various stakeholders regarding the applicability of these experiences in national and global contexts and hopefully, to contribute to reducing the triple planetary crises of pollution, climate change, and biodiversity loss.
This side event to the 2023 Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention Conference, taking place from 1 to 12 May 2023 in Geneva, is organized by the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (InforMEA) within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network.
By order of intervention.
Deputy Executive Secretary, BRS Secretariat
Director, Law Division, UNEP
Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention Secretariat
Chief, Information and Conference Services Branch, BRS Secretariat
Chief, Outreach and Projects Unit, CITES Secretariat
Shashika SEDARA HETTIGE
Associate Information Systems Officer, CITES Secretariat
Anna GARCÍA SANS
Communications and Knowledge Management Officer, Minamata Convention Secretariat
Physical Science Specialist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Associate Legal Officer, Law Division, UNEP
Coordinator, Geneva Environment Network | Moderator
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