Assisting parties to protect human health and the environment
June 2016 - No. 4
This, the fourth, edition of the new BRS monthly Newsletter features news from the three conventions, a new appointment in Africa, a look forward to the Basel Open-ended Working Group, a Caribbean view of the chemicals and waste sector, the availability online of the much-anticipated E-waste technical guidelines, and a quiz to test your knowledge of linkages with the SDGs. Enjoy!
Official Contact Points from developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition are invited to fill in an online questionnaire to provide information sought by the Conference of the Parties, by 10 June 2016.
Focusing on the development of guidelines that promote the environmentally sound management of wastes (ESM) and improving national reporting on progress on implementation of the Basel Convention, OEWG-10 is at the heart of efforts to reach several of the 2030 sustainable development goals.
June is a busy month for BRS with meetings of the Bureaux of the Conferences of the Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, and the 12th meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (ICC).