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

4-15 May 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland


Highlights for Wednesday, 6 May 2015

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The Geneva, Swiss and UN flags fly outside the CICG venue

BRS | BC COP-12 | RC COP-7 | SC COP-7 The meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions reconvened on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 for the third day. In the morning, delegates heard reports from the contact groups on technical assistance and financial resources; coordination and cooperation; technical matters; and non-compliance in the Rotterdam Convention (RC).

The Stockholm Convention (SC) COP convened in plenary throughout the day, addressing matters related to implementation of the convention, including the listing of chemicals in Annex A, B or C, and measures to reduce or eliminate releases from intentional production and use.

Contact groups also met throughout the day to address issues including technical assistance and financial resources; technical matters; listing of chemicals; budget; RC non-compliance; and cooperation and coordination.

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


Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Sweden, Stockholm Convention COP7 President

Jane Stratford, UK, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Cooperation and Coordination


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

Karel Blaha, Czech Republic, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Non-Compliance under the Rotterdam Convention (RC)

Prakash Kowlesser, Mauritius, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Basel Convention (BC) Technical Matters



Elizabeth Mrema, Director, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, UNEP

Kyunghee Choi, Republic of Korea


R.N. Jindal, India

Tamara Kukharchyk, Belarus

Josue Carrasco Valiente, Peru


Sunee Piyapanpong, Thailand

Glenn Wigley, New Zealand


Trine Celius, Norway

Pavel Shirokov, Russian Federation


Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources


Contact Group on Listing of Chemicals under the Stockholm Convention


Afternoon Session


Delegates gather in plenary for the afternoon session


Amina Beibitova, Kazakhstan

Scott Drewes, US


Sam Adu-Kumi, Ghana

Melissa Mengjiao Wang, Greenpeace

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


Emmanuel Temu, World Health Organization (WHO)

Hubert Binga, Gabon


Fagamou Sy Diop, Senegal

Nthabiseng Malefane, South Africa



Around the Venue



Moustafa Hussein Kamel Ahmed, Egypt, stands with Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan, Rotterdam Convention COP7 President







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