Venue: Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, Geneva, Switzerland.
Summary of outcomes: The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-12), the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-7) and the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-7) were held back-to-back from 4 to 15 May 2015. The theme for the meetings was ‘From science to action, working for a safer tomorrow’. The meetings included joint sessions among two or three of the conferences of the parties on joint issues.
The meetings, attended by about 1,200 participants from 169 countries, adopted 73 separate decisions, including six identical ones for the three meetings on: International cooperation and coordination, implementation of the integrated approach to financing, enhancing cooperation and coordination among the three conventions, clearing-house mechanism for information exchange, “from science to action”, and venue and date of the next meetings of the conferences of the parties.
Information requests contained in decisions taken by the three conferences of the parties are now available:
Meeting documents page
The list of meeting participants, as at 27 May 2015, is available from here.
Debriefing on the outcomes of the 2015 conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions can be accessed here.
Press releases and news articles on the 2015 COPs can be accessed here.
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