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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 Thursday, 7 May 2015

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The Science Fair is officially opened by Andrzej Jagusiewicz, Basel Convention COP12 President; Luca Arnold, Switzerland; Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Stockholm Convention COP7 President; and Tuula Varis, Director General, Ministry of Environment, Finland

BRS | BC COP-12 | RC COP-7 | SC COP-7 The meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conferences of the Parties (COPs) reconvened on Thursday, 7 May 2015. In the morning, plenary heard reports on progress in the contact groups on: technical matters; technical assistance and financial resources; cooperation and coordination; listing of chemicals under the Stockholm Convention (SC); budget; and non-compliance under the Rotterdam Convention (RC). The SC COP convened in plenary throughout the day to address matters related to implementation of the convention.

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

During lunch, many participants attended the opening of Science Fair, a three-day exhibit intended to: increase understanding of the scientific basis of the BRS Conventions; clarify the scientific processes established under the conventions for their effective implementation; and increase awareness and understanding of scientific considerations relating to decision-making under the three conventions.

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

Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan, Rotterdam
Convention COP7 President


Magda Gosk, Poland, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Technical Matters

Björn Hansen, EU, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Listing of Chemicals under the Stockholm Convention

Carolina Tinangon, Indonesia, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Cooperation and Coordination


Luis Espinosa, Ecuador, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources

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

Gillian Guthrie, Jamaica, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Compliance


Vi Waghiyi, speaking on behalf of Indigenous Peoples


Jindřich Petrlík, International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)

Leticia Reis de Carvalho, Brazil


Virginia Poter, Canada

Katherine Weber, US


Contact Group on Listing of Chemicals under the Stockholm Convention


Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources


Opening of the Science Fair


The science fair is officially opened


Tuula Varis, Director General, Ministry of Environment, Finland

Luca Arnold, Switzerland

Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions Secretariat




Contact Group on Technical Matters


Contact Group on Cooperation and Coordination


Afternoon Session


Delegates in plenary


Linroy Christian, Antigua and Barbuda

Ali Al-Dobhani, Yemen


Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan

Imogen Ingram, Island Sustainability Alliance (ISACI)


Mick Saito, Japan

Hubert Sokpomou Da-Sylva, Central African Republic


InforMEA Side Event on Facilitating Information Exchange and Collaboration between MEAs


Side event on facilitating information exchange and collaboration between multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs):
where do we stand and where do we want to go?


Side event panel (L-R): Eva Duer, UNEP; Osmany Pereira, BRS Conventions Secretariat; Elizabeth Mrema, Director, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, UNEP; Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, BRS Conventions Secretariat; John Scanlon, CITES Secretary General; and Marcos Silva, CITES Secretariat


Around the Venue


Ross Bartley, Bureau of International Recycling; Magda Gosk, Poland; Andrzej Jagusiewicz, Poland, Basel Convention COP12 President; and Eric Harris, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Delegation from the Russian Federation



Members of the Secretariat prepare for the morning session

ENB coverage presented on-screen in plenary





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