Fifth meeting of the expert working group on the review of Annexes to the Basel Convention

Geneva, Switzerland, from 5 to 7 December 2022

Venue: Room Rhin, Aare and Rhone, International Environment House II, 7-9 chemin de Balexert, CH-1219 Châtelaine

Format: The fifth meeting of the expert working group will be convened face-to-face. Taking into account the reported cases of COVID-19 travel- and related restrictions in some countries, online participation by members and observers will be allowed in the following two instances, upon request to the Secretariat by a registered member/observer:

- The member/observer faces COVID-19 restrictions that prevent the member or any representative of the observer from attending the meeting in person;

- The member/observer tests positive for COVID-19 upon departure, arrival or during the meeting and is thus prevented from entering the meeting venue.

Other registered participants (members or observers) may receive, upon request to the Secretariat, an online viewer access to the meeting allowing them to follow the meeting without the right to intervene. Viewers would also not be included in the list of participants to the meeting.

Highlights: The expert working group is expected to resume its work on the review of Annexes I and III and to consider further the development of recommendations for possible amendment proposals to Annex I, including whether any additional constituents in relation to plastic waste should be added to Annex I, and findings on the consequential implications of the review of Annex I to the Convention, as well as recommendations for possible amendment proposals to Annex III, including whether any additional characteristics in relation to plastic waste should be added to Annex III, and findings on the consequential implications of the review of Annex III to the Convention.

The Secretariat gratefully acknowledges the Governments of Norway (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) and Switzerland for their generous financial support.

Working language: English

Meeting documents

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