The on-line reporting database of the Basel Convention

The on-line reporting database of the Basel Convention

The on-line reporting database of the Basel Convention

Parties to the Basel Convention are required to transmit their national reports to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC) annually, pursuant to paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Basel Convention. The online reporting database of the Basel Convention, developed by the SBC, provides access to data and information contained in these national reports. The database is accessible to Parties and others through the Basel Convention website.

The reporting database of the Basel Convention, which is the basis for its online version, was designed and developed, for the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).

The purpose of the online reporting database is to efficiently manage, process and retrieve data and information contained in the national reports transmitted by Parties, annually, to the Secretariat.

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Electronic Reporting System of the Basel Convention

The Electronic Reporting System (ERS) of the Basel Convention is the new tool to be used by Parties, from November 2013 onwards, to submit their annual national reports, pursuant to Article 13 (3) of the Convention.

The tool was developed with the objectives of facilitating the submissions of national reports and of fulfilling the requests from the Conference of the Parties in the area of Reporting (BC-10/14, BC-10/29, BC-11/7, BC.Ex 1/1, RC.Ex 1/1, SC.Ex-1/1). The new system will operate similarly to the Electronic Reporting System of the Stockholm Convention.

Each Focal Point to the Basel Convention is the responsible authority to submit annual reports to the Secretariat, by the 31 December of each year.

If you are the Focal Point of your country and if you have not received information on how the submission should be done, please send an email to sbc_natrep [at] unep.org with a request for more information.

Please note that the Secretariat is still working on this new tool and we would appreciate it if you could verify the data available for your country in the different years available below and let us know if you notice any problem.

In the future the Secretariat will make available on this website a variety of queries on the data submitted in a new platform. For the time being, you can consult submissions done until 2 September 2013, for reports concerning years 2001 to 2011, in the Online Reporting Database.

To log into the specific questionnaire, please select one of the links below. You will be asked to provide a username and a password. Please note that reports previously submitted can also be accessed here in a read-only mode.

The excel file template for Tables 6 and 7 can be found here.

Instructions on National Reporting