KEMENTERIAN LINGKUNGAN HIDUP

REPUBLIK INDONESIA

CHEMICALS EXCOPS HIGHLIGHTS

MONDAY, 22 FEBRUARY. In the morning, delegates convened in plenary for the opening of the simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (ExCOPs), followed by the open-ended joint working group (OEWG) which met in the morning and afternoon. Contact groups on joint activities, review of coordination and cooperation, and joint managerial functions convened in the afternoon and evening.

 

OPENING PLENARY

 

Made Mangku Pastika, Governor of Bali, Indonesia, welcomed participants and highlighted the impacts of climate change on the province’s limited natural resources, emphasizing the need for integrated sustainable efforts to mitigate such impacts.

Gusti Muhammad Hatta, Minister of Environment, Indonesia, described the first ExCOPs as a “historical opportunity to work together on matters relating to the effective management of chemicals and wastes.