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The eleventh meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-11), the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-6), the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-6) and the second simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the three conferences of the Parties to the three conventions (ExCOPs-2) will be held back-to-back in a coordinated manner.


The objective of holding the meetings is to strengthen the implementation of the three conventions at the national, regional and global levels, promote coherent policy guidance and enhance efficiency in the provision of support to parties.  Holding the meetings back-to-back will, at the same time, allow for a more effective and coherent decision-making on policy, technical and budget matters, including on joint activities among the conventions and other specific matters, which will help identify new concrete areas where synergies can be achieved.


Serving as financial mechanism for Stockholm Convention on Persistent, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) will actively participate in the 2013 Chemicals and Wastes Conferences of the Parties (or 2013 COPs)






>> ExCOPs-2 Summary Report

>> ExCOPs-2 Report Compilation




Calendar of side events during the 2013 COPs



GEF Events in Focus

Sunday, April 28, 2013                                                                                                                     

Impact on the Ground - GEF Side Event 

1:15 - 2:45 PM | Room 3


On April 28th, the first day of the joint COPs of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions, the GEF held a side event "Impact on the ground" showcasing the results that GEF Implementing Agencies and partners are achieving. The results of projects on PCBs, DDT, obsolete pesticides, unintentionally-produced POPs, and also Global POPs monitoring were presented this well-attended event. To find out more information on this GEF side event, click on the presentation links as displayed below.




Monday, April 29, 2013                                                                                                                     

National Implementation Plans: The Road to Implement the Stockholm Convention at National Level (BRS, UNIDO, GEF, UNITAR, UNEP)

6:15 - 7:45 PM | Room 15

Wednesday, May 08, 2013                                                                                                               

GEF CEO and BRS Executive Secretary Forum

1:15 - 2:45 PM | Room 3


An opportunity to learn directly from Naoko Ishii and Jim Willis about their views on the future of chemicals and waste management, and to get to know better the new Global Environment Facility CEO and Chairperson


GEF Chemicals Video Launch - Mission: Planet De-Tox

6:15 - 7:45 PM | Plenary Room I

Followed by a reception hosted by the GEF (Cafeteria)

Let's do it differently this time, we thought. Let's try to show what Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) projects look like on the ground. These are the real results and these are the challenges, told from the beneficiary point of view.

The entire documentary will be released on May 8, 2013. If you want a reminder follow us on Twitter  #GEFPOPs


Mission: Planet De-Tox


Thursday, May 09, 2013                                                                                                                   

Sustainable Synergies through Sustainable Agriculture (FAO, GEF)

1:15 - 2:45 PM | Room 3

A FAO Event on the link between Agriculture and the Multilateral Environmental Agreements. Remarks by Jose Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization and Naoko Ishii, CEO & Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility

"Greenline", the GEF Online Magazine

The first issue of the Greenline e-Magazine is now available on the web.

To read the special issue dedicated to the topic of Chemicals, click here (compatible with Safari, Mozilla, and Opera).

Other Documents


GEF Delegates at 2013 COPs

    • Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson
    • Claus Astrup, Senior Operation Officer & Advisor to the CEO
    • Robert Dixon, Team Leader, Climate and Chemicals
    • Evelyn Swain, Environmental Specialist
    • Anil Bruce Sookdeo, Environmental Specialist
    • Tigest Tirfe, Program Assistant, Climate and Chemicals
    • Ibrahima Sow, Cluster Coordinator, Chemicals
    • John Diamond, Senior Communication Officer
    • Patrizia Cocca, Communication Officer and KM Coordinator
    • Yacout Yasmine Djellal, Junior Professional Associate, External Affairs

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