Highlights and images of main proceedings for 26 April 2017

Switzerland

Summary

The BRS Conferences of the Parties (COPs) continued Wednesday, first hearing reports from the contact groups. The Stockholm Convention (SC) COP convened throughout the day considering several matters related to implementation of the Convention, including measures to reduce or eliminate releases from intentional production and use and measures to reduce or eliminate releases from unintentional production. Also during the morning, the Basel Convention (BC) technical matters and synergies and joint issues contact groups met.

Over lunch, the Budget Group convened. Side events on the electronic reporting formats of the Basel and Stockholm Conventions and measuring the effectiveness of the Stockholm Convention.

In the afternoon, the technical assistance and financial resources and SC listing contact groups met. In the evening, BC technical matters, technical assistance and financial resources and SC listing contact groups continued.

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Morning Plenary

View of the dais during the morning plenary

Jane Stratford, UK, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Synergies and Joint Issues

Jacinthe Séguin, Canada, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Basel Convention Technical Matters

Junichi Matsumoto, Japan

Leticia Reis de Carvalho, Brazil, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources

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

Abdulkarim Hasan Rashed, Bahrain

Jean Claude Emene, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Karissa Kovner, US

Imogen Ingram, International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)

Thiyu Kohoga Essobiyou, Togo

Contact Groups Throughout the Day

Contact Group on Basel Convention technical matters

Contact Group on synergies and joint issues

Budget Group

Contact Group on Stockholm Convention Listing

Contact Group on technical assistance and financial resources

Afternoon Plenary

View of the dais during afternoon plenary

Sam Adu-Kumi, Stockholm Convention COP8 President

Pavel Shirokov, Russian Federation

Heidar Ali Balouji, Iran

Judith Torres, Uruguay

Sani Mahazou, Niger

Christine Kasedde, Uganda

Bangaly Dioumessy, Guinea

Juan Miguel Cuna, the Philippines

Jacqueline Alvarez, UN Environment

Carolyn Vickers, World Health Organization (WHO)

Around the Venue

Adel Shafei Mohamed Osman, Egypt

Delegates speak informally between sessions

Delegates review the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and website to keep track of negotiations

UN Security around the venue

Delegates from Romania and Moldova

Delegates from Maldives

Delegates from Switzerland and US

Delegates from Mali

Participants

Negotiating blocs
European Union