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Face-to-Face Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS COPs)

The Basel Convention flexed its institutional muscle, while the Rotterdam Convention managed to add just two of the seven chemicals proposed to its prior informed consent procedure. The Stockholm Convention continued to list new chemicals, but it now faces the downstream consequences of that success: new chemicals bring added implementation challenges.
Conference of the Parties (COP) 6 June 2022 - 17 June 2022

Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2022

When delegates returned to Bonn after three years, the venue was the same, but so much else had changed: two parties are at war, greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, and climate impacts are increasing in severity. Loss and damage is now unavoidable—as are vulnerable countries’ calls for compensation.
Event 6 June 2022 - 16 June 2022

Indigenous Peoples' food and knowledge systems

Participants discussed the answers Indigenous Peoples can provide through their food systems, building on their traditional knowledge, unique territorial management practices, languages, culture, and spirituality.
Event 3 June 2022

Together for a Healthy, Resilient, and Green Recovery

The UN resolution deciding that everyone has a right to a clean and healthy environment was discussed as a game changer, with the potential to hold governments accountable for addressing pollution, climate change, and ecological destruction.
Event 3 June 2022