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Chemicals & Waste Briefing

26/02/2018 - 14:00 - 15:45
GEN Event

Chemicals & Waste Briefing Ahead of Second meeting of the Intersessional Process for considering SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020

A Chemicals and Waste briefing focusing on preparations for the Second meeting of the Intersessional Process for considering SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 took place on Monday 26 February, at the International Environment House II. The event provided an overview of the main milestones for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in 2018 and an update on the Special Programme on the strengthening at the national level for implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the Minamata convention and SAICM.

AGENDA

13:45
Coffee & Tea

14:00
Welcome
Rolph PAYET, Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

14:05
Introduction to the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020
Jacquelinie ALVAREZ, Head of Science & Knowledge, Chemicals and Health Branch, UN Environment

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)

14:10
Preparations towards the Second meeting of the Intersessional Process for considering SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (Stockholm, 13-15 March 2018)
Brenda KOEKKOEK, Programme Officer, SAICM Secretariat, UN Environment

Followed by questions and comments

The Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

14:50
Main milestones ahead for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in 2018
Abiola OLANIPEKUN, Chief, Science and Technical Assistance Branch, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Followed by questions and comments

The Special Programme on the strengthening at the national level for implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the Minamata convention and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)

15:15
Update on the Special Programme
Nalini SHARMA, Programme Officer, Chemicals and Health Branch, UN Environment

Followed by questions and comments

Closure

15:45
End

More information and documents

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Full video of the event: https://www.facebook.com/GenevaEnvironmentNetwork/videos/10157686231488018/