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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 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.
55th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
Key document on Prior Informed Consent issued for 55th time, sharing information to assist and inform Parties for better decision-making regarding pesticides and chemicals.
Global environmental agenda advances as BRS COPs are held in Geneva to discuss chemicals and wastes management
More than 1500 registered participants representing the BRS Conventions reconvene in Geneva, Switzerland, from 6 to 17 June, for the first time in three years. Under the theme “Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet: Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste”, the BRS COPs will address the...
BRS COPs are reconvening in Geneva until 17 June!
The face-to-face segment of the Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS COPs) picks up where the High-level Segment left off last week in Stockholm.
BRS COPs High-level Segment: a global event for a planet safe from chemicals and wastes
More than 100 ministers and other high-level representatives meet in Stockholm to discuss ways of addressing the triple planetary crisis of pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss, through the sound management of hazardous chemicals and wastes.
Learn all about the 40+ side events during the BRS COPs!
Side events will be held during the face-to-face segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, from 6 to 17 June 2022, in Geneva.
Inspirational success stories from the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
A selection of case studies where projects implemented by the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions have led to successful outcomes for human health and the environment.
Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 11 April 2022)</span>
Africa preparatory meeting held in the lead-up to the triple COPs
The Africa regional preparatory meeting for the upcoming Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions takes place from 7 to 9 April in Nairobi, following the twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG-12).
Save the date: the High-level Segment of the BRS COPs will be held in connection with the Stockholm+50 meeting on 1 June 2022
The High-level Segment of the meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions will be held in connection to the Stockholm+ 50 at the Stockholm Exhibition & Convention centre at Älvsjö, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Tentative schedule of work for the BRS COPs is available now!
The tentative schedule of work for the face-to-face segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions (BRS COPs) has been issued. The 2021/2022 BRS COPs will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 7 to 16 June 2022.
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