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Chemicals & Waste Briefing

12/06/2018 - 10:00 - 12:15
GEN Event

Ahead of the meetings of the main subsidiary bodies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

A Chemicals and Waste briefing focusing on the preparations for the meetings of the main subsidiary bodies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions to be held in September in Geneva and Rome, and preparations for the Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, to be held in November in Geneva, to place at the International Environment House on 12 June 2018. This event also covered the latest developments on how to promote elimination of lead and was followed by an informal lunch discussion on lead paint.

AGENDA

09:45
Coffee & Tea

10:00

Welcome
Carlos MARTIN-NOVELLA, Deputy Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

10:05

Eleventh meeting of the Basel Convention’s Open-ended Working Group (Geneva, 3–6 September 2018)
Susan WINGFIELD, Programme Officer, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Thirteenth meeting of the Basel Convention’s Implementation and Compliance Committee (Geneva, 7–10 September 2018)
Juliette VOINOV KOHLER, Policy and Legal Advisor, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Fourteenth meeting of the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee (Rome, 11–14 September 2018)
Andrea LECHNER, Programme Officer, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Fourteenth meeting of the Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee (Rome, 17–21 September 2018)
Alain WITTIG, Programme Officer, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Followed by questions and comments

Minamata Convention on Mercury

10:50

Introduction
Rossana SILVA REPETTO, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury Secretariat

Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury (Geneva, 19-23 November 2018)
Claudia TEN HAVE, Senior Policy Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury Secretariat

Followed by questions and comments

Elimination of Lead in Paint

11:20

Introduction
Jacob DUER, Head, Chemicals and Health Branch, UN Environment

Model Law and Guidance to Regulate Lead Paint and the Global Status Update of the Legal Limits on Lead
Walker SMITH, Chair of the Lead Paint Alliance, US EPA

Lessons Learned from Country Activities on Lead Paint
Sara BROSCHE, IPEN

The Shift to Lead Pigment Alternatives in the Manufacturing Sector
Martin ENGELMANN, International Paint and Printing Ink Council

Followed by questions and comments

Concluding remarks
Carolyn VICKERS, Team Leader, Chemical Safety, World Health Organization

12:10

Closing Remarks
Felix WERTLI, Head, Global Affairs Section, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

12:15

End

Following the formal briefing all participants were invited to an informal lunch discussion with the above three speakers. The purpose of this discussion was to provide further information on the elimination of lead in paint and seek input from the participants on how to accelerate efforts on the elimination of lead in paint towards achieving the 2020 goal.

Summary

The Facebook Live Video of the event is available online.

The Presenations of the Conventions' Secretariats are avalaible for download at the bottom of this page.

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