Science fair at the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

A three day science fair is organized during the meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions from 7 to 9 May 2015. The full Programme of the Fair is available here

Science fair schedule

Science Fair events Saturday 9 May 2015

Time Event Location
1:15-14:45 Panel debate: Mainstreaming of science in sound management of chemicals and wastes
Jacqueline McGlade, Rolph Payet, Estefania Moreira, Magdalena Frydrych, Jinhui Li, Oladele Osibanjo
Room 3
1:15-14:45 Mainstreaming education in chemicals: the experience from the republic of Burundi
Jerome Karimumuryango
Accessing science booth
1:15-14:45 Demonstration of GMP Data Warehouse
Katarina Sebkova, RECETOX
POPs monitoring booth
1:15-14:45 Monitoring of water-born industrial and hazardous discharges under the SDGs
Graham Alabaster UN Habitat
POPs monitoring booth
1:15-14:45 IOMC-Toolbox, linking scienc to policies, legislation and practice
IOMC representatives
Industrial chemicals booth
1:15-14:45 Preliminary assessment of efforts made towards PCBs elimination
UNEP DTIE Chemicals Branch
Industrial chemicals booth
1:15-14:45 Raising public awarenes to water quality- a series of laboratory experiments on wáter quality
Chimiscope, University of Geneva
Empowering public booth
1:15-14:45 Growing coffee without endosulfan Stephanie Williamson, PAN-UK Pesticide booth
1:15-14:45 Polyeco's Contemporary Art Initiative Waste booth
1:15-14:45 Presentations of activities by the regional centers Safer tomorrow booth
18:15-20:00 Closing ceremony
Cocktails and film screening
Fair area

Science fair theme

The meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will be held under one common theme called “From science to action, working for a safer tomorrow”. The purpose of the theme is to highlight the importance of the science-policy interface for the effectiveness of the conventions.

The science fair closely reflects the overall theme of the meetings. It aims to:

  • Increase understanding of the scientific basis of the three conventions;
  • Clarify the scientific processes established under the conventions for their effective implementation;
  • Increase awareness and understanding of the in-depth scientific considerations relating to decision-making under the three conventions.

Target audience of the science fair is delegates and observers to the 2015 triple COPs.

For information regarding science fair please contact :

Ms. Katarina Magulova
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
International Environment House
11-13 chemin des Anémones
CH-1219 Châtelaine, Switzerland
Tel:+41 (22) 917 81 70
Fax: + 41 (0) 22 917 8098