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Kerstin joined the Secretariat as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in November 2012.
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The deadline for applications 11 April 2014.
Parties and others are invited to submit comments on the draft technical guidelines by the specified deadlines.
The first meeting of the Small Intersessional Working Group will be held on 2 and 3 June 2014 in Montreux, Switzerland.
The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention will meet from 22 to 23 May 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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The webinar aims at:
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.
The webinar aims to provide information on how to become a Party to multilateral environmental agreements, in particular the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. This will also cover processes for amendments and protocols to such agreements.
A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2014/15 is now available.
Venue: International Environment House 1 (IEH-1), Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Highlights: The Bureau of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention will meet from 22 to 23 May 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Bureau members will, among other things, review progress made in implementation of the decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its eleventh meeting and discuss the preparation of the twelfth meeting of the Conference to be held back to back with the meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in 2015.
Working Language: The working language of the meeting will be English.
Venue: Golf Hotel René Capt, Rue Bon Port 33-35, 1820 Montreux. The meeting will open at 10 :00am on 2 June 2014 and is expected to close by 5:00pm on Wednesday 3 June.
Highlight: The Small Intersessional Working Group on legal clarity (SIWG) is meeting with a view to finalizing the glossary of terms; to prepare recommendations as to whether any terms defined in previously adopted technical guidelines and guidance documents as well as the framework for the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes need to be updated as a result; to prepare recommendations as to whether further guidance would be useful; and to prepare recommendations on the options for further steps towards the consistent interpretation of terminology, including possible voluntary and legally binding options. The outcome of the meeting will be considered by the Open-ended Working Group during its ninth meeting (22-24 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland). Funding for the meeting is provided by Switzerland.
Working Language: English
The ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG-9) will be held from 16 to 19 September 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. The venue will be Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) http://www.cicg.ch/.
Working Language: Please note that pursuant to paragraph 2 of decision BC-11/19, on Tuesday, 16 September, and Friday, 19 September, simultaneous interpretation into Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish will be provided in plenary sessions. On Wednesday, 17 September, and Thursday, 18 September, technical meetings, including contact group meetings, will be held in English only.
Highlights: The Open-ended Working Group will consider a number of issues related to the implementation of the Convention, as set out in the Work Programme of the Open-ended Working Group for 2014–2015 approved by the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties. Among others, the Open-ended Working Group will review updated technical guidelines on persistent organic pollutants waste, mercury waste and e-waste. The Working Group will also consider the outcome of intersessional work on the national reporting format, the framework for the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes and providing further legal clarity. Furthermore, the Working Group will consult with the Implementation and Compliance Committee and prepare recommendations on options for operations of the Open-ended Working Group.
Venue: Pretoria, South Africa
The Ban Amendment provides for the prohibition by each Party included in Annex VII of the Basel Convention (Parties and other States which are members of the OECD, EC, Liechtenstein) of all transboundary movements to States not included in Annex VII of hazardous wastes covered by the Convention that are intended for final disposal, and of all transboundary movements to States not included in Annex VII of hazardous wastes covered by paragraph 1 (a) of Article 1 of the Convention that are destined for reuse, recycling or recovery operations.
The decision BC-10/3 invites Parties to continue to take concrete actions towards encouraging and assisting Parties to ratify the Ban Amendment, including dpecific actions, such as the Nordic Initiative, to assist Parties facing legal and technical difficulties in ratifying the Ban Amendment and regional meetings.
Organizer(s): The workshop will be organized with support from the Basel Convention Regional Centre for English-speaking African countries in South Africa (BRCR-South Africa).
Working Language: The working language of the workshop in South Africa will be English.
The objective of this webinar is to present tools, including the model legislation and other legal instruments or tools as adopted by Parties to implement the Basel Convention, and to see how these could be linked or integrated with the provisions of overarching national legal frameworks that regulate hazardous chemicals and wastes, looking at the benefits of an integrated approach to hazardous chemicals and wastes legislation.
The objective of this webinar is to present tools, including the model
legislation and other legal instruments or tools as adopted by Parties
to implement the Basel Convention, and to see how these could be linked
or integrated with the provisions of overarching national legal
frameworks that regulate hazardous chemicals and wastes, looking at the
benefits of an integrated approach to hazardous chemicals and wastes