Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus

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

4-15 May 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland


Highlights for Wednesday, 13 May 2015

ENB Meeting Coverage

Reports:
Curtain Raiser
4 May
5 May
6 May
7 May
8 May
9 May
11 May
12 May
13 May
14 May
Summary

Receive our ENB bulletins and reports by email:

LANGUAGE EN FR

Photo Usage Information
Chemicals and Wastes Policy & Practice
Loading...

Receive emailed updates with the news articles above plus related information and announcements from our CHEMICALS-L community mailing list:

Daily ENB CoverageAbout | 4 May | 5 May | 6 May | 7 May | 8 May | 9 May
11 May | 12 May | 13 May | 14 May | 15 May | Summary
.

Mohammed Khashashneh, Rotterdam Convention COP7 President, speaks with members of the BRS Conventions Secretariat before the start of plenary

BRS | BC COP-12 | RC COP-7 | SC COP-7 The meetings of the Conferences of Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions continued on Wednesday, 13 May 2015. Delegates reconvened in the morning in a joint session of the three COPs to hear reports from contact groups. The Rotterdam Convention (RC) COP then met in the morning and afternoon to address issues including listing chemicals in Annex III, strategic issues, and other matters. The RC COP decided to list methamidophos in Annex III.

Contact groups met throughout the day to address issues including: BC legal matters; technical assistance and financial resources; budget; and listing of chemicals under the RC. A “Friends of the President” group met with BC President Jagusiewicz to discuss a possible way forward on the number of translation days for meetings of the OEWG, an issue within the remit of the BC strategic matters contact group. A “Friends of the Co-Chairs” group met throughout the day on compliance under the RC, and in the late afternoon, the contact group on this issue reconvened.

During lunch, participants attended side events on “Asbestos – who pays the cost? Testimonies and dialogue” and “Considering socio-economic impacts of chemicals and waste management; protecting vulnerable groups from hazardous pesticides and waste.” In the evening, side events included “Labour Unions and Chrysotile: International experience” and a screening of the movie “E-waste Tragedy.”

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis from the Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS COP), in HTML and PDF.


Morning Session


View of the dais during the morning session


Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan, Rotterdam
Convention COP7 President

Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Sweden, Stockholm
Convention COP7 President


Vaitoti Tupa, Cook Islands, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Programme of
Work and Budget

Magda Gosk, Poland, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Basel Convention (BC)
Technical Matters

Gillian Guthrie, Jamaica, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Rotterdam Convention (RC) Compliance


Angela Rivera, Colombia, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Strategic Issues under the Basel Convention (BC)

David Kapindula, Zambia, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Listing of Chemicals under the Rotterdam Convention (RC)

Gregor Filyk, Canada, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Technical Assistance
and Financial Resources


Joost Meijer, Chile, Co-Chair of Contact Group on
Basel Convention (BC) Legal Matters

Andrzej Jagusiewicz, Poland, Basel Convention COP12 President



Rafael da Soler, Brazil

Humphrey Mapuranga, Zimbabwe


Che Kodir Baharum, Malaysia

Assel Kassenova, Kazakhstan


Ana Berejiani, Georgia

Humaira Mufti, Pakistan

Marco Tulio Cálix, Honduras


Sharad Vittnal Sawant, speaking on behalf of the Rotterdam Convention Alliance (ROCA)


Christina Tolfsen, Norway

Mónica Patricia Saavedra Chumbe, Peru


Mariann Lloyd-Smith, International POPs
Elimination Network (IPEN)

Bruce Edwards, Australia


Contact Groups


Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources


Budget Group


Contact Group on Listing of Chemicals under the Rotterdam Convention (RC)


Afternoon Session


Paul-Babidou Zarabingui, Central African Republic

Balla Sissoko, Mali


Sarah Maillefer, Switzerland

Mohamed Abdellahi, Mauritania

Silvija Kalnins, speaking on behalf of the European Union (EU)


Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan, Rotterdam Convention COP7 President; David Ogden, BRS Conventions Secretariat;
and Yvonne Ewang-Sanvincent, BRS Conventions Secretariat


Side events throughout the day


Side event "Considering the socio-economic impacts of chemicals and waste management; protecting vulnerable groups from hazardous pesticides and waste" hosted by the ILO, FAO, SAICM Secretariat and BRS Conventions Secretariat


Side event "Asbestos - who pays the cost? Testimonies and dialogue" hosted by the Rotterdam Convention
Alliance (ROCA) and Women in Europe for a Common Future


Side event "Labour Unions and Chrysotile: International experience" hosted by the International Alliance
of Trade Union Organizations “Chrysotile”


Side event featuring a movie, the “E-waste Tragedy,” hosted by the Basel Action Network


Winners of the BRS Practitioners Competition (L-R): Adefemi John Adegbite, Nigeria; Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary,
BRS Conventions Secretariat; Andrea Jones Bennett, Jamaica; Gustave Sahouo Bedi, Côte d'Ivoire;
Geri-Geronimo Sañez, Philippines; and Elijah Ruttoh Chebet, Kenya


Around the Venue


Delegates from Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan

Delegates from Oman


Andrzej Jagusiewicz, Poland, Basel Convention COP12 President speaks informally with a delegate

Dehwehn Omarley Yeabah, Liberia


Members of the BRS Conventions Secretariat
working behind the scenes






InforMEA
Daily ENB CoverageAbout | 4 May | 5 May | 6 May | 7 May | 8 May | 9 May | 11 May | 12 May | 13 May | 14 May | 15 May | Summary