Workshops in Asia and Pacific

January 2012
Regional technical workshop on Environmentally Sound Management of E-waste
Teheran, Iran, 8 - 11 January 2012

Regional technical workshop on Environmentally Sound Management of E-waste

Teheran, Iran, 8 - 11 January 2012


The Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center in Tehran (BCRC & SCRC–Tehran) with the support of Department of Environment of Islamic Republic of Iran have the honor to hold simultaneously the Regional Technical Workshop on “Environmentally Sound Management of E-waste”, National Training Workshops on Environmentally Sound Management of Medical Waste, Industrial Waste, Agricultural Waste and Municipal Waste, and The 1st International Exhibition on “Waste Management, Recycling and Biomass” in Tehran, International Exhibition Center, on 8-11 January, 2012. This event will be held back-to-back with Regional Workshops on “Co-processing of Hazardous Wastes in Cement Kilns” and “Landfill Management” according to the role of the Center for awareness raising and technology transfer for ESM of hazardous wastes and chemicals.

This internationally recognized event brings attention to an ever-increasing need to tackle wastes and make the management of it more sustainable and efficient. The exhibition and workshops provide a unique opportunity to share new methods, technologies, best practices, and future directions on waste management, recycling and biomass. Leading machinery manufactures, multinational companies, besides government officials, researchers, educators, consultants, managers, community leaders and others from all over the world meet to present in this event and discuss topics related to all aspects of waste, recycling, and biomass technology and management.

It is expected that more than 100 exhibitors from Iran and about 30 different countries will participate in the event.

BCRC & SCRC–Tehran welcome all interested experts, University researchers, professors, graduate students, decision makers, mid-career technologists and professionals from public authorities, municipalities and companies involved in related fields to attend the workshop and the exhibition.

For continuous updates and detailed information on the events, please visit our website: www.wastemanagement.simatin.ir

For participation and registration please send email to: ashiri@bcrc.ir or call: 0098-21-88233144

 

December 2011
Workshop on Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) Guidelines in Asia and the Pacific
Shenzhen, China, 2 - 3 December 2011

Workshop on Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) Guidelines in Asia and the Pacific

Shenzhen, China, 2 - 3 December 2011


The “Regional Training Workshop on Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) Guidelines in Asia and the Pacific, Shenzhen, China” will be organized by Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Asia and the Pacific (BCRC China) on 2-3rd December, 2011 in Shenzhen, China.

This workshop is supported by the Secretariat of the Basel Convention and will be held back-to-back with Workshop 2011 of the Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes. It aims to ensure that the viable information and guidance within the guidelines under PACE is optimally transferred to the countries and stakeholders, to provide a face-to-face opportunity for countries to study the technical guidelines under PACE, and to promote the environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life computing equipment in the participating countries.

During the workshop, following guidelines will be presented by the experts or members of working group of PACE:

  1. Guideline on environmentally sound testing, refurbishment & repair of used computing equipment.
  2. Guideline on environmentally sound material recovery / recycling of end-of-life computing equipment.
  3. Guidance on transboundary movement (TBM) of used and end-of-Life computing equipment.
  4. Environmentally sound management (ESM) criteria recommendations.

BCRC China welcome the participants from governments, industries, academies and other stakeholders to attend this training workshop.

Contact information:

Ms. Zheng Lixia , Ms. Lian Huihui

E-mail: bccc@tsinghua.edu.cn; mea.convention@tsinghua.edu.cn

Tel: +86-10-62799061 /62794351

 

October 2011
Landfill Management
Teheran, Iran, 2 - 6 October 2011

Landfill Management

Teheran, Iran, 2 - 6 October 2011


The Workshops on “Landfill Management” and “Co-processing of Hazardous Waste in Cement Kilns” will be held from 2 to 6 October 2011 in Teheran, Iran.

Two technical workshops on “Landfill Management” and “Co-processing of Hazardous Waste in Cement Kilns” is organized by Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center in Tehran that will be held from 2 to 6 October 2011 at International Conference Hall of Department of Environment of Iran in Tehran. The last day is arranged for technical site visits.

The workshops will be held in Regional Scale with participation of Member and Non-member states of BCRC-Tehran and national experts.

The workshops are open to interested experts and aims at university researchers, professors and graduate students, decision makers, mid-career technologists, and professionals from public authorities, municipalities and companies involved in related fields.

The workshops will be held in English.

For participation and registration please send email to:f.poursakha@bcrc.ir and copy to: s.sabeti@bcrc.ir , before 19 September 2011 or call: 0098-21-88233144, Ms. Sanaz Sabeti Mohammadi.

 

Co-processing of Hazardous Waste in Cement Kilns
Teheran, Iran, 2 - 6 October 2011

Co-processing of Hazardous Waste in Cement Kilns

Teheran, Iran, 2 - 6 October 2011


The Workshops on “Landfill Management” and “Co-processing of Hazardous Waste in Cement Kilns” will be held from 2 to 6 October 2011 in Teheran, Iran.

Two technical workshops on “Landfill Management” and “Co-processing of Hazardous Waste in Cement Kilns” is organized by Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center in Tehran that will be held from 2 to 6 October 2011 at International Conference Hall of Department of Environment of Iran in Tehran. The last day is arranged for technical site visits.

The workshops will be held in Regional Scale with participation of Member and Non-member states of BCRC-Tehran and national experts.

The workshops are open to interested experts and aims at university researchers, professors and graduate students, decision makers, mid-career technologists, and professionals from public authorities, municipalities and companies involved in related fields.

The workshops will be held in English.

For participation and registration please send email to:f.poursakha@bcrc.ir and copy to: s.sabeti@bcrc.ir , before 19 September 2011 or call: 0098-21-88233144, Ms. Sanaz Sabeti Mohammadi.

 

April 2010
Regional awareness raising workshop
Beijing, China, 19 - 21 April 2010

Regional awareness raising workshop

Beijing, China, 19 - 21 April 2010


The workshop aims at offering a holistic approach to the implementation of the three Conventions. A strong emphasis will be put on the implementation of Conventions at national and regional level in order to share good practices of coordination which facilitate joint-implementation. Considerations will also be given to technical and financial assistance opportunities in implementing the Conventions.

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November 2009
4th International Conference on Waste Management and Technology
Beijing, China, 18 - 20 November 2009

4th International Conference on Waste Management and Technology

Beijing, China, 18 - 20 November 2009


The objectives of the conference are to promote the knowledge and experience exchanges among the international experts, and to enhance the technology cooperation among the countries.

 

BAT & BEP Workshop on Unintentional POPs and Environmental Sound Management (ESM) of POPs wastes
Beijing, China, 16 - 20 November 2009

BAT & BEP Workshop on Unintentional POPs and Environmental Sound Management (ESM) of POPs wastes

Beijing, China, 16 - 20 November 2009


Workshop's objectives:

  • To increase awareness of participants on the BAT and BEP guidelines, the interactive training tool on POPs wastes, the PCBs Elimination Network, as well as on other relevant Secretariat activities; 
  • To increase knowledge of participants on Party obligations pertaining to unintentional emissions of POPs as well as with timeframe of their implementation

August 2009
E-waste Training Workshop for Asia and the Pacific
Hanoi, Vietnam, 10 - 14 August 2009

E-waste Training Workshop for Asia and the Pacific

Hanoi, Vietnam, 10 - 14 August 2009


Workshop's objectives:

  • To assist governmental officials in charge of the implementation of the Basel Convention and management of E-waste in developing national strategic framework and measures for ESM of E-waste; 
  • To facilitate them to keep up with the up-to-date and practical approaches and techniques in the E-waste management.

 

January 2009
Workshop of the Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 - 22 January 2009

Workshop of the Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 - 22 January 2009


Workshop's objectives:

  • To update on Enforcement Activities of the Basel Convention;
  • To share Good Practices for Effective Implementation of the Basel Convention;
  • To share Asian Situation in Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes;
  • To discuss the appropriate measures Toward Environmentally Sound Management of Secondhand EEE and E-wastes.

 

May 2006
Workshop Aimed at Promoting Ratification of the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation
Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 16 - 18 May 2006

Workshop Aimed at Promoting Ratification of the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 16 - 18 May 2006


The Basel Convention Regional Centre for South-East Asia, with the Secretariat of Basel Convention (SBC) and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Indonesia (MoE), conducted a Regional Workshop Aimed at Promoting the Ratification of the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 16 to 18 May 2006. The workshop was supported by the Federal Office of the Environment of Switzerland (FOEN). 

The Workshop was attended by 36 participants from Parties to the Basel Convention, other States and institutions from the region. The list of participants is presented as Annex 1 of this report.

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December 2005
Assessment of Existing Capacity and Capacity Building Needs to Analyse POPs in Developing Countries
Beijing, China, 13 - 16 December 2005

Assessment of Existing Capacity and Capacity Building Needs to Analyse POPs in Developing Countries

Beijing, China, 13 - 16 December 2005


UNEP Chemicals together with the Basel Convention Regional Center for Asia held a Regional Workshop to assess existing capacity and capacity building needs to analyze Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in developing countries. The 4-day workshop was held in Beijing, People's Republic for China, in the Beijing Continental Grand Hotel from 13 to 16 December 2005.

This workshop was held in the framework of the UNEP/GEF “Assessment of Existing Capacity and Capacity Building Needs to Analyse POPs in Developing Countries”. The project is co-financed by contributions from the governments of Canada, Germany and Japan. This two-year project focuses on country needs relative to POP laboratory analyses, in order to comply with the Stockholm Convention in a sustainable way.

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