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BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution
Whilst key resolutions were adopted at the UN Environment Assembly yesterday in Nairobi on marine litter, air and soil pollution, and environment & health, BRS staff took to social media to show their support.

BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution

BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution
 
Gender in the spotlight at UNEA-3
A film premiere in Nairobi on the margins of UNEA-3 will focus on gender and the sound management of chemicals and waste.

Gender in the spotlight at UNEA-3

Gender in the spotlight at UNEA-3
 
Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online
If you were not in Nairobi and could not watch it live, you can now view the recording to hear all about new innovations, interventions, questions, and discussions.

Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online

Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online

If you were not in Nairobi and could not watch it live, you can now view the recording to hear all about new innovations, interventions, questions, and discussions.

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Annual Joint Regional Centres meeting - October 31-November 2, 2016
Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available
A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2018/19 is now available on the BRS websites.

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

 

 

BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer
During an intensive period at UN Environment HQ in Nairobi, the BRS Secretariat has organised a side event together with the governments of Germany, Mauritius and Uruguay.

BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer

BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer

The third session of the Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) will be an important event for the global community to declare strengthened political commitment for beating pollution and to provide directions and innovative solutions to achieve a pollution-free planet.

The theme and agenda of UNEA-3 speaks directly to the core objectives of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions. All three conventions share the aim at protecting human health and the environment from toxic and hazardous substances and wastes.

The BRS Secretariat will take part as an observer in UNEA-3 and provide information on decisions and ongoing work under the conventions that are relevant to the meeting’s deliberations.

To that effect, the Secretariat submitted to UNEA-3 the following background notes on the work of the conventions as it relates to the draft resolutions being considered:

More information about the BRS conventions’ contribution toward tackling pollution can be found at the BRS booth and during the following UNEA-3 events:

BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment
The BRS Secretariat is proud to be a founder member of the Steering Committee for the UN Global Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment, meeting for the first time at UNEA-3 in Nairobi, 2-3 December.

BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment

BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment
 
Use of Stockholm Convention national reporting data informs research on sound management of chemicals
Data collected and submitted by Parties in their national reports can be used in multiple ways, as demonstrated by new research showing declines in DDT production and use.

Use of Stockholm Convention national reporting data informs research on sound management of chemicals

Use of Stockholm Convention national reporting data informs research on sound management of chemicals

Data collected and submitted by Parties in their national reports can be used in multiple ways, as demonstrated by new research showing declines in DDT production and use. An article published in October 2017 in the open-access Malaria Journal, by Gamini Manuweera of the BRS Secretariat, together with researchers from the universities of Wageningen and Copenhagen, shows a steady decline in both the production and use of DDT over the years since the adoption of the Stockholm Convention.

View the full article here: https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12936-017-2050-2

The article highlights several limitations in implementation of the Stockholm Convention with regard to DDT, some of which may also apply to other POPs, including in particular deficiencies in reporting, with a low response rate and inaccurate or incomplete information contained in many submitted reports. In particular, the assessment and reporting on obsolete stocks, waste and disposal of DDT should be improved. Similarly, the response rate to the DDT Questionnaire has so far been inadequate, with several countries for which independent information sources indicate ongoing use of DDT failing to fulfill this specific requirement under the Convention. There are indications that deficiencies in the quality of reporting (e.g. on dates, DDT amounts, and formulations) are an impediment for the comprehensive evaluation of the continued need for DDT by the Conference of Parties.

For more information on the BRS Secretariat work on DDT, see: http://chm.pops.int/Implementation/PesticidePOPs/DDT/Overview/tabid/378/Default.aspx

BRS Secretariat’s environmental performance featured in UN-wide “Greening the Blue” Report
Measuring waste and offsetting emissions are two of the indicators in latest UN sustainability initiative report, now online.

BRS Secretariat’s environmental performance featured in UN-wide “Greening the Blue” Report

BRS Secretariat’s environmental performance featured in UN-wide “Greening the Blue” Report
 
Join one million others in making a pledge to Beat Pollution
The third UN Environment Assembly, in Nairobi in December, focusses on how to secure a pollution-free planet. Make your commitment here.

Join one million others in making a pledge to Beat Pollution

Join one million others in making a pledge to Beat Pollution
 
New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning
Together with IUCN, the BRS Secretariat publishes new research showing progress on mainstreaming gender into the work of the 3 chemical conventions.

New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning

New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning
 
Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs
The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management – SAICM - invites all stakeholders to share their views through an online survey on information needs.

Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs

Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs
 
New BRS App available for all your #Detox info needs
Experts attending the forthcoming scientific meetings of the Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions can download our updated App.

New BRS App available for all your #Detox info needs

New BRS App available for all your #Detox info needs
 
Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste
UNITAR, the UN’s training and research institute, and the BRS Secretariat, together offer a range of online training modules of relevance for implementing the conventions.

Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste

Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste
 
Science for Sustainable Oceans meeting held in Geneva
BRS is contributing to GESAMP – the UN-wide, global scientific initiative on protecting the marine environment – reflecting the mandate to work on marine litter given at the last COPs.

Science for Sustainable Oceans meeting held in Geneva

Science for Sustainable Oceans meeting held in Geneva
 
Regional focus switches to Indonesia
Read about the BRS regional centre for South-East Asia, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Regional focus switches to Indonesia

Regional focus switches to Indonesia
 
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