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Regional Preparatory meeting for the 2019 COPs for the Asia Pacific region was held in Suzhou,China

Release time:2020-03-06

The author:Administrator

From 4 to 6 March, 2019, the Asia-Pacific regional preparatory meeting for the 2019 meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions took placeinSuzhou,China.More than 100 participants attended the meeting, including representatives from 30 country parties in the Asia-Pacific region, UNEP, UNITAR and NGOs. The conference was organized by Basel, Rotterdam and the Stockholm convention secretariat, and co-organized by Basel convention regional center for the Asia and Pacific region in China (BCRC China) and the people's government of Zhangjiagang. The objective of the Regional Preparatory meeting was to give parties within the Asia Pacific region the possibility to consult each other in advance of the 2019 COPs, including reviewing pre-conference documents and meeting arrangements, discussing important issues, and identifying regional strengths and challenges. Prof. Jinhui Li, Tsinghua University, the executive director of BCRC China presided over the opening ceremony and welcomed allparticipants.