When: 16 June 2020, 10:30-12:00 C.E.T. time
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic urged governments to treat waste management as an urgent and essential public service in order to minimise possible secondary impacts upon health and the environment, in particular when we refer to medical, household and other hazardous waste.
During this 4th WasteForce webinar we will discuss about sanitary waste and its sound management, with a focus on the latest waste trends during the COVID-19 crisis.
After a brief overview of the Waste Force Project, presented by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), representatives from the Basel Convention Secretariat and Scottish Environment Protection Agency will brief the participants on the available guidelines for the proper treatment of wastes from health-care establishments and on European trends during the crisis period.
The webinar is part of a series organised under Waste Force, a two year project funded by the EU Internal Security Fund – Police and aimed at boosting operational capacities of authorities involved in the fight against illicit waste trade and management.
Who should attend?
Representatives from the enforcement sector, academia, researchers and policy makers are invited to attend the online lectures and participate to the Q&A session envisaged at the end of the webinar.
You can register at the following link:
- Brief overview of the Waste Force Project
- Technical Guidelines on the Environmentally Sound Management of Biomedical and Healthcare Wastes
- Waste Shipments during the Covid-19 response period – A European Perspective
- Mr. Andrea Cararo, Consultant, Chemicals and Waste Management Programme, UNITAR
- Ms. Carla Valle-Klann, Programme Officer, BRS Conventions
- Ms. Katie Olley, LIFE SWEAP Project Leader
Link to webinar
To access the webinar, please click here:
(meeting ID: Meeting ID: 994 9394 1410)
- Shipments of waste in the EU in the context of the Coronavirus crisis
- Waste management in the context of the coronavirus crisis
- IMPEL members responding to COVID-19 and Waste Shipment Regulations procedures
- BRS Secretariat’s press release on waste management during Covid-19
- At the beginning of the meeting, all participants are encouraged to switch on their cameras in order to facilitate effective communication.
- Please mute your microphone when you are not speaking.
- Please use the chat if you would like to intervene or ask a question. Your question will either be directly addressed, or you will be called on to elaborate.
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