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Outcomes of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee and the Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee meetings
The objective of this online briefing is to inform Parties to the Basel and Rotterdam Conventions, observers and other stakeholders on the outcomes of the fifteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (BC ICC-15) and the first meeting of the Rotterdam Convention&r...
Apply for a side event at the 2023 BRS COPs!
All side events will be held during lunch breaks and in the evenings. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2023.
Happy holidays and a prosperous 2023!
56th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now available
Published on a biannual basis, the PIC Circular is a key document in the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention, both for the operation of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure, and for the exchange of information on hazardous chemicals.
56th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
Key document on Prior Informed Consent issued for 56th time, sharing information to assist and inform Parties for better decision-making regarding pesticides and chemicals.
Rotterdam COP Bureau meeting report now available
The meeting took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 25 October 2022.
Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee meets for the first time
The Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee successfully concluded its inaugural meeting on 18 November 2022, following three days of intense deliberations.
CRC-18 advance report now available in English
Download and read the report for the Chemical Review Committee on the work of its eighteenth meeting.
Rotterdam Convention offers technical assistance tools
The Rotterdam Convention has developed a series of tools, including a technical assistance website, an interactive map, and a resource kit, in order to strengthen the capacities of developing Parties and Parties with economies in transition.
2023 Rotterdam COP provisional agenda now available
Invitation letters to 2023 BRS COPs have been sent out to Parties.
Join the workshop for strengthening capacities of the Rotterdam Convention in Costa Rica!
Taking place from 28 November to 1 December 2022, the workshop is organized by the Costa Rica Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, with the support of the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee meets for the first time
The meeting will be held from 16 to 18 November 2022, back-to-back with the 15th Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee meeting.
Listing of two new chemicals in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention
The amendments to list decabromodiphenyl ether and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds enter into force on 22 October 2022. Parties are invited to provide import responses by 21 July 2023.
Rotterdam COP Bureau meets in Geneva from 25 to 26 October 2022
The Bureau members will discuss the provisional agenda and preparations of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention in 2023.
Rotterdam Convention scientific committee successfully concludes its review of hazardous pesticides
The 18th Chemical Review Committee recommended that methyl bromide and paraquat be listed under Annex III to the Convention.
CRC-18 begins in Rome with reviews of final regulatory actions for 10 chemicals
During the 18th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee, delegates will focus on finalising guidance documents about the terbufos and iprodione pesticides, both of which could be considered for listing in 2023. The meeting will conclude on 23 September.
Advance report for COP-10 now available in English
The report of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade covers work carried out during the resumed tenth meeting (face-to-face and high-level segments).
Apply for the 5th funding cycle of the Chemicals and Waste Management Programme by 12 August!
A total of 66 countries have already been approved to receive support in the first five rounds to facilitate the fulfilment of obligations towards the chemicals and waste related instruments.
Pierce Brosnan and his son, Paris Brosnan, launch video appeal to tackle plastic waste pollution
Legendary Hollywood actor Pierce Brosnan and Paris Brosnan, a filmmaker and environmental activist, have joined forces with the BRS Conventions to draw attention to the need for plastic waste management. Their PSA video is part of the Plastic is Forever campaign.
BRS COPs conclude with major decisions on e-waste movement and ban of harmful chemicals affecting firefighters
Pierce Brosnan and Dominic Thiem salute Basel Convention’s work to foster the environmentally sound management of plastic waste.
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