On 23-27 May 2016, Prof. Jinhui Li, the executive director of BCRC China, from School of Environment, Tsinghua University, took part in the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2). During the meeting, Prof. Jinhui Li actively participated in and promoted the resolutions including sound management of chemicals and waste, marine plastic litter and microplastics, prevention, reduction and recycle of food waste, etc., contributing to the final pass of the important resolutions including chemicals and waste, sustainable consumption and production, and so on.
The second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) was held in Nairobi, Kenya from 23 May 2016 to 27 May 2016. Thousands of delegates from 174 countries, 120 at the ministerial level, took part in UNEA-2 and associated side events on issues of global importance, including the Sustainable Innovation Expo and the Science-Policy Forum. UNEA-2 passed far reaching decisions on issues such as marine litter, the illegal trade in wildlife, air pollution, chemicals and waste, and sustainable consumption and production - which was an integral part of the global action needed to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Chinese Government sent a delegation of Chinese Government to take part in UNEA-2. The delegation included delegates from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Environmental Protection, and Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, China-AWEAN Environmental Cooperation Center, BCRC China / Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Permanet Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations Environment Programme, and it was headed by Jining Chen, China's Minister of Environmental Protection. Prof. Jinhui Li, the executive director of BCRC China, from School of Environment, Tsinghua University, was one of the members of the delegation.
BCRC China is responsible for promoting the regional implementation of Basel Convention and Stockholm Convention, committed to promote international and regional sound management of chemicals and waste, and actively promotes negotiation and development of relevant environmental agreements.