7 NGOs call on Environment Minister McKenna and the Canadian government to support the ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment, which prohibits developed countries like Canada from exporting their hazardous wastes to developing countries. Read the letter to Minister McKenna here.
An event titled, ‘Gender, Climate, Chemicals: Implementing SDG 12 and 13 with Gender-Responsive Policies,’ convened on the sidelines of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
Children's Environmental Health Foundation (CEHF) received a Shield and a Certificate Award during the 2019 Environmental and Climate Change Awards, which were hosted by the Government of Zambia through the Zambia Environmental Management Agency and Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection. The Event was officiated by the Deputy Secretary to the Cabinat, Mr. Chrispher Nvunga, and was welcomed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Dr. Ed Bishop Chomba.
NGOs want Mexico, a member of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to lobby for the OECD to incorporate Basel Convention plastics amendments into the OECD Decision. By doing so, OECD countries will be required to use the prior informed consent procedure for hazardous and mixed/contaminated plastics wastes with each other. This is particularly important for Mexico, because it borders the United States,the main generator of plastics in the world.