OEWG1: Science-Policy Panel to Contribute Further to the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste and to Prevent Pollution
Concerned that the sound management of chemicals and waste is crucial for protecting human health and the environment, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) at its 5th meeting in February-March 2022, recognized that improving the availability of scientific information would enable more effective action to prevent pollution.
57th Session of the IPCC (IPCC-57)
With the publication of Synthesis Report from the sixth assessment cycle delayed until March 2023, delegates at IPCC-57 focused on the need to prepare for a smooth transition to the seventh assessment cycle, to ensure the Panel remains relevant and continues to provide much needed scientific guidance to advance ambitious climate action.
Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum
Recognizing the world needs “a sprint, a marathon, and an ultramarathon all at once” on tackling climate change, the Forum convened leaders to build up global ambition to rapidly reduce emissions from methane and other short-lived climate pollutants.
6th Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership
With the overall objective of promoting sustainable mountain development, the meeting discussed the agenda for the Mountain Partnership going forward, advocating for bringing mountain-related issues to the fore and the core of relevant international processes, as well as for action on the ground.
18th Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to the Stockholm Convention (POPRC-18)
Through its expert reviews, the Committee advanced all but one of the chemicals under consideration to their next stage of being labelled as a persistent organic pollutant.
EnergyNow SDG7 Action Forum
Energy leaders discussed challenges and opportunities related to the energy transition and took stock of progress on the over 185 voluntary Energy Compact commitments that were announced during the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy.
18th Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-18)
The Chemical Review Committee faced a lengthy agenda as it reviewed a dozen hazardous chemicals and pesticides to determine if they should be listed under the Rotterdam Convention’s prior informed consent procedure, which could limit their trade, if deemed necessary to protect human health and the environment.
9th Session of the ITPGRFA Governing Body
Meeting at a crucial moment for the future of the Treaty, parties relaunched negotiations on measures to enhance the functioning of the Treaty’s Multilateral System of access and benefit-sharing.
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