Topic outline

  • Unit 1 – Introduction

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    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Outline the concern regarding international trade of chemicals
    2. Describe the origins, scope and objectives of the Rotterdam Convention 

    It will take you 20 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials

    Book: 1
  • Unit 2 - Main Provisions of the Rotterdam Convention

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    At the end of this unit, you will be able to identify the core components and procedures established by the Rotterdam Convention, such as the:

    • The Prior Informed Consent procedure for chemicals listed in Annex III to the Convention, and
    • The Export Notification procedure for other banned and severely restricted chemicals not listed yet in Annex III
    • The listing of chemicals in Annex III of the Convention

    It will take you 30 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials

    Book: 1
  • Unit 3 – Institutional Arrangements and the Synergies Process

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    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Describe the institutional arrangements of the Rotterdam Convention
    2. Outline the synergies process undertaken by the Stockholm, Rotterdam and Basel Conventions

    It will take you 15 minutes to complete the unit excluding additional materials

    Book: 1
  • Note that IUCN Academy of Environmental Law translated courses into Chinese and French, while the Legal Response Initiative prepared the Spanish and Russian translations. The English version would prevail in case of discrepancy.