On Thursday, the second meeting of the Intersessional Process for Considering the Strategic Approach and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020 entered its final day with a focus on providing feedback on the consolidated outcome report prepared by the co-hosts of the discussion groups which examined five elements of a proposed framework for chemicals and waste beyond 2020:
- policy principles;
- objectives and milestones;
- implementation arrangements, including finance and implementation; and
Participants were advised that the document would be revised to reflect the plenary discussion and then annexed to the meeting report.
This was followed by a brief discussion about how to ensure high-level political commitment and visibility to a post-2020 framework on chemicals and waste.
In the afternoon the plenary considered the timetable for the remainder of the intersessional process leading up to the Fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) slated for 2020, including the third meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG3) scheduled for February 2019 and another informal intersessional meeting slated for June 2019.
Co-Chair Leticia Reis Carvalho said the Co-Chairs would prepare a document for OEWG3 based on the results of the two intersessional meetings, regional meeting outputs and other inputs provided during the intersessional process. ICCM5 President Gertrud Sahler urged participants to begin preparations for OEWG3 so as to ensure its success.
In closing the meeting, the Co-Chairs thanked all participants for their active engagement. Co-Chair Reis Carvalho declared the meeting closed at 3:21 PM.
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View of the dais during the morning session
Leticia Reis Carvalho, Brazil, Co-Chair of the Intersessional Process
Jutta Emig, Germany
Camilla Alexander-White, Royal Society of Chemistry
Qian Wang, China
Melissa Mengjiao Wang, Greenpeace
Jacqueline Gonclaves, Canada
Olubunmi Olusanya, Nigeria
Katherine Weber, US
Babajide Alo, Africa Institute
Griffins Ochieng, Centre for Environment Justice and Development
Akiko Nishimae, Japan
David Kapindula, Zambia
Rolande Aziaka, Youth Representative, Welfare Togo
Vinicius Trindade, Brazil
View of the dais during the afternoon plenary
Gertrud Sahler, President, Fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)
David Morin, Canada, Co-Chair of the Intersessional Process
Delegates applaud the close of the meeting
Around the Venue
Delegates from the African region consult
Delegates from Thailand
Delegates from Madagascar and Mauritius
Delegates from International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the International Chemical Trade Association (ICTA)
Delegates from Croatia, Czech Republic and Denmark
Delegates from Nigeria
Delegates from South Africa
Delegates from Norway, Oman and Pakistan
Delegates visit the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) website to keep track of the meeting
Jacob Duer, Chief, Chemicals and Health Branch, UNEP (left)
Delegates between sessions
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) ENB team covering the meeting:
Jonelle Jones; Keith Ripley; Richard de Ferranti; and Kiara Worth