Location: Beijing, China
Date of establishment:
BCRC in May 2011 (Framework Agreement)
SCRC in November 2007 (Nomination)
(BCRC China was already in operation before its formal establishment in 2011). More
By decision BC-III/19 the Conference of the Parties of the Basel Convention in 1997, selected China as a site to establish a BCRC for Asia Pacific region and came into operation soon after the decision on its establishment. However only in May 2011 a framework agreement between the Government of China and the Secretariat of Basel Convention was signed for its establishment. The Centre was nominated to serve also as a Stockholm Convention centre in November 2007 and was endorsed in 2009 as a regional centre for capacity building and technology transfer under the Stockholm Convention for four years. Recently, COP 7 has endorsed it again for another term of four years.
The School of Environment of Tsinghua University in Beijing
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Maldives, Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, Nepal, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
The Centre has expertise in implementing various projects on controlling environmental release of POPs under the Stockholm Convention, the environmentally sound management of PCBs-containing waste, Electronic-waste etc.