Data visualization tool puts hazardous waste data at your fingertips

Data visualization tool puts hazardous waste data at your fingertips

Data visualization tool puts hazardous waste data at your fingertips

This data visualization tool was created to show, in an interactive way, data provided by the Parties to the Basel Convention on generation and transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes. It contains data for the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The tool is fully compatible with Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. The Secretariat is working to make it also compatible with other browsers.
There is a video tutorial available in case you need help to understand how the tool works.

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Should you come across any issue or erroneous data while using this site, please report it to: sbc_natrep@unep.org

Disclaimer: This tool and data is based on information transmitted in reports transmitted by Parties to the Basel Convention. The data provides an indication of trends and activities but must be carefully interpreted.

Acknowledgement: we would like to thank the United Nations Office at Geneva – Information and Communication Technology Service (UNOG-ICTS) for their collaboration in the development of this tool.

Webinars and Workshops

July 2014
Sub-regional workshop on reporting obligations under the Basel and Stockholm Conventions
Dakar, Senegal, 6 - 8 July 2014

Sub-regional workshop on reporting obligations under the Basel and Stockholm Conventions

Dakar, Senegal, 6 - 8 July 2014


Background: Parties to the Basel Convention are required to transmit to the Secretariat, at the end of each calendar year, their respective national reports pursuant to Article 13, paragraph 3. The national report questionnaire contains qualitative and quantitative information. This is a mechanism that allows Parties to share information with each other and it also indicates the level of the implementation of the Basel Convention. The focal points of the Basel Convention, at the national level, are responsible for receiving and submitting information as provided for in Articles 13 and 16.

Parties to the Stockholm Convention are to transmit national reports to the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention every four years. The reports contain qualitative information on the measures taken to implement the Convention and on the effectiveness of such measures. Additionally, Parties are required to report quantitative information which includes statistical data on the production, import and export of the chemicals listed in Annexes A and B, among others.

Based on these obligations, the Secretariat has developed electronic reporting systems, one for each convention, where Parties can report directly online.

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November 2013
NEW! Electronic Reporting System of the Basel Convention
Webinar, 14 November 2013

NEW! Electronic Reporting System of the Basel Convention

Webinar, 14 November 2013


The objective of this webinar is to assist Parties to the Basel Convention in the submission of their national reports using the new electronic reporting system.

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July 2012
Workshop on National Reporting and Inventory of the Basel Conv. for Latin America and the Caribbean
San Salvador, El Salvador, 17 - 19 July 2012

Workshop on National Reporting and Inventory of the Basel Conv. for Latin America and the Caribbean

San Salvador, El Salvador, 17 - 19 July 2012


The Secretariat of the Basel Convention and Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Central American sub-region including Mexico have organized a three-day workshop for Parties to the Convention of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Workshop took place in San Salvador, El Salvador, from 17 to 19 July 2012.

The event covered national reporting, waste classification, national inventory and national reporting from the national level perspective. Participants were invited to exchange knowledge and experiences through lectures, exercises and group discussions.

Representatives from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba and Costa Rica gave presentations about their implementation of the Convention, highlighting their national processes, information on data collection and available facilities, lessons learned and the current challenges they face in these areas.

Representatives of 17 Latin American and Caribbean Parties took part in the workshop.

The European Commission, the government of Norway and the Secretariat of the Basel Convention provided financial support for this workshop.

The proceedings with the outcome of this event can be found here in English and in Spanish.

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Sub-regional workshop on reporting obligations under the Basel and Stockholm
Dakar, Senegal, 1 - 3 July 2012

Sub-regional workshop on reporting obligations under the Basel and Stockholm

Dakar, Senegal, 1 - 3 July 2012


Background:Parties to the Basel Convention are required to transmit to the Secretariat, at the end of each calendar year, their respective national reports pursuant to Article 13, paragraph 3. The national report questionnaire contains qualitative and quantitative information. This is a mechanism that allows Parties to share information with each other and it also indicates the level of the implementation of the Basel Convention. The focal points of the Basel Convention, at the national level, are responsible for receiving and submitting information as provided for in Articles 13 and 16

Parties to the Stockholm Convention are to transmit national reports to the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention every four years. The reports contain qualitative information on the measures taken to implement the Convention and on the effectiveness of such measures. Additionally, Parties are required to report quantitative information which includes statistical data on the production, import and export of the chemicals listed in Annexes A and B, among others.

Based on these obligations, the Secretariat has developed electronic reporting systems, one for each convention, where Parties can report directly online.

Organized by:The training is organized by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in cooperation with the Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Dakar. The Government of Norway and the European Union have kindly provided the funding for the training course.

Working language(s): French is the working language of the training.

April 2012
Workshop on National Reporting and Inventory of the Basel Convention for Asia
Jakarta, Indonesia, 24 - 26 April 2012

Workshop on National Reporting and Inventory of the Basel Convention for Asia

Jakarta, Indonesia, 24 - 26 April 2012


The Secretariat of the Basel Convention and the Basel Convention Regional Center for the South-East Asia (BCRC-SEA) have organized a three-day workshop in Banten, Indonesia, for Asian Parties of the Convention, from 24 to 26 April 2012.

Twenty two participants, representing fifteen countries, took part in the event.

Representatives from Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore gave presentations about their implementation of the Convention, highlighting their national processes, information on data collection and available facilities, lessons learned and the current challenges they face in these areas.

The European Commission, the governments of Norway and Japan, and the Secretariat of the Basel Convention provided financial support for the Banten workshop.

Download the proceedings with the outcome of this event in English.

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May 2011
Workshop on National Reporting and Inventory of the Basel Convention for Africa
Pretoria, South Africa, 24 - 26 May 2011

Workshop on National Reporting and Inventory of the Basel Convention for Africa

Pretoria, South Africa, 24 - 26 May 2011


The Secretariat of the Basel Convention together with the Basel Convention Regional Centre for the English-speaking Countries in Africa have organized a three-day workshop for Parties to mainly to English and French speaking African Parties of the Convention. The Workshop took place in Pretoria, South Africa, from 24 to 26 May 2011.

Representatives of twenty-two Parties took part in the workshop.

The event covered national reporting, waste classification, national inventory and national reporting from the national level perspective. Participants were invited to exchange knowledge and experiences through lectures, exercises and group discussions. Additionally, six countries from the region and a representative of Germany gave presentations on the status of implementation of the Convention, highlighting their processes, information on data collection, information on available facilities, lessons learned and the current issues they face in these areas.

The event served as an opportunity for Parties to exchange knowledge and experiences in the topics covered, through lectures, exercises and group discussions.

The European Commission, the government of Germany and the SBC have provided funds for the realization of this workshop.

Download the proceedings with the outcome of this event in English.

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