Guidance on national reporting
Following its seventh session, the Implementation and Compliance Committee has adopted the “Guidance Document on Improving National Reporting” aimed at assisting national technical officials with the preparation of the national reports that are to be submitted annually to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention.
This document is also available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Adoption of the revised questionnaire and manual
The Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting (December 2002) adopted a revised questionnaire on “transmission of information” and its manual, prepared by the Secretariat with the assistance from the Government of Finland and in consultation with Parties.
The manual, which is intended to assist Parties in completing the questionnaire, is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Click here to access the blank revised questionnaire as adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting.
Benchmark report aimed at facilitating reporting under paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Basel Convention
As part of its 2009-2011 work programme, the Implementation and Compliance Committee of the Basel Convention developed a "benchmark report” aimed at facilitating reporting under the Basel Convention. The purpose of the "benchmark report" is to demonstrate what a national report submitted in accordance with Article 13, paragraph 3, might ideally look like, and to give some advice on what to avoid when preparing the national report. The "benchmark report" complements the Guidance Document on Improving National Reporting by Parties to the Basel Convention and other materials developed to assist Parties implement and comply with their national reporting obligation. The "benchmark report" was submitted to the consideration of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention during its tenth meeting (COP-10, 17-21 October 2011). COP-10 took note of the “benchmark report” and encouraged Parties to use it (Decision BC-10/11).