The Secretariat, assisted by legal and technical experts as appropriate, is requested to prepare two reports to be:
- made available on the Basel Convention website for comments from Parties;
- finalized on the basis of comments received; and
- submitted to the eighth session of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG8)
The OEWG8 is invited to report on its deliberations over the reports to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11).
Draft report on terminology
Draft study on used and end of life goods
Decision OEWG-8/7 on the Follow-up to the Indonesian Swiss country-led initiative: providing further legal clarity
During its eighth meeting, the Open-ended Working group finalized the report on terminology and the draft study on used and end of life goods.
In its decision OEWG-8/7, the Open-ended Working group also requested the Secretariat to prepare, by 30 November 2012 and as a first step towards the development of guidance on the interpretation of certain terminology, a draft glossary of terms, including "waste", "non-waste", "hazardous wastes", "non-hazardous wastes", "reuse", "direct reuse", "refurbishment", "second-hand goods", "used goods" and "end-of-life goods", and invited parties and others to provide comments thereon by 15 February 2013.
In its decision, the Open-ended Working Group also invited parties and others to send, by 15 February 2013, further comments on options for the interpretation of terms, considering both voluntary and legally-binding options.
The draft glossary of terms, comments received thereon as well as comments on options for the interpretation of terms are expected to be considered by the Conference of the Parties at its eleventh meeting, alongside the recommendation, by the Open-ended Working group, that that meeting establish an intersessional working group entrusted with the development of guidance on the interpretation of certain terminology, as well as the consideration of options for further steps towards the consistent interpretation of terminology, including possible voluntary and legally-binding options.
Comments on the draft glossary of terms and on options for further steps should be sent to:
Ms Juliette Voinov Kohler (firstname.lastname@example.org).