First meeting of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management

Outcome

The meeting was attended by 18 members of the Expert Working Group and 9 observers. The Group mainly considered short-term priority actions to support the implementation of ESM including the selection of three pilot projects for implementation in the short-term, the development of guidance on key topics of ESM as well as priority waste streams and incentives to encourage the private sector to invest in ESM. The Group also discussed its work programme which is to be considered for endorsement by the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in May 2015.

Meeting Documents

Please note, the meeting will be paperless and in English only: printed documents will not be available, all pre-session documents will be made available on the Convention website and in-session documents will be circulated electronically via a wireless intranet.
 
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UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.1/LOPList of participants53.5 K 53.54 K
 
 
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UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.1/1Provisional agenda294 K 28.92 K
 
 
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1. Opening of the meeting.

2. Organizational matters:

UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.1/2Report of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management on the work of its first meeting453 K 123.43 K
 
 
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1.The first meeting of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal was held at the Dazzler Hotel San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 10 to 12 December 2013. The meeting was hosted by the Basel Convention Regional Centre for the South American Region in Argentina.

UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.1/INF/1Tentative schedule for the meeting311.5 K 35.69 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

A tentative schedule for the work of the first meeting of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management is set out in the annex to the present note. The schedule will be adapted as work progresses.

UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.1/INF/2Scenario note for the first meeting of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management128.5 K 42.57 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

The annex to the present note contains a scenario note developed by the Secretariat, in consultation with the co-Chairs, to assist participants in preparing for the first meeting of the Expert Working Group.

UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.1/INF/3Submission by sub-group 1 on the development of a draft work programme to implement environmentally sound management151 K 53.45 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

The annex to the present note contains a submission from Sub-group 1 of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management (ESM), which was established prior to the first meeting of the Group to develop a draft work programme to implement ESM. This information has not been formally edited by the Secretariat and is presented as received.

UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.1/INF/4Submission by sub-group 2 on consideration of key topical areas of environmentally sound management for which practical manuals might be developed127.5 K 42.67 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

The annex to the present note contains a submission from Sub-group 2 of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management (ESM), which was established prior to the first meeting of the Group to consider key topical areas of ESM for which practical manuals might be developed. This information has not been formally edited by the Secretariat and is presented as received.

UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.1/INF/5Submission by sub-group 3 on the collection of ideas for potential pilot projects to implement environmentally sound management194 K 66.68 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

The annex to the present note contains a submission from Sub-group 3 of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management (ESM), which was established prior to the first meeting of the Group to collect ideas of potential pilot projects to implement ESM. This information has not been formally edited by the Secretariat and is presented as received.

Information for Participants

Information note prepared by the Secretariat and the BCRC.

Contact Information

Susan Wingfield
Email: susan.wingfield@brsmeas.org