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A consultant is sought, with a deadline of 26 August 2020, to work with the Secretariat’s Scientific and Technical Assistance Branch on chemicals and waste management during public health emergencies, conflicts and disasters.

BRS Secretariat recruiting scientific/technical consultant


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Sound management of chemicals and waste a prerequisite for turning the tide on biodiversity loss

Joint press release from the BRS and Minamata convention secretariats on the occasion of the UN Summit on Biodiversity.

New report highlights dangers to health and the environment from toxic chemicals found in some types of plastic

Efforts towards building a circular economy might be compromised by chemical additives in certain plastics, a study by the Stockholm Convention’s Regional Centre for the Mediterranean, IPEN, UNEP and the BRS Secretariat finds.

Twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (online segment): Meeting report now available

The English advance version of the report of the twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (online segment), held on 1-3 September 2020, is now available.

Global agreements for a healthy planet: 9 MEAs work together to address illegal traffic

Representatives from the Barcelona Convention, CITES, Climate Change Convention, Convention on Biological Diversity, Minamata Convention, Montreal Protocol, and the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, join the Basel Convention’s Implementation and Compliance Committee online to discuss ways to better prevent and combat illegal traffic.


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