Activities 2020-2021

The activities to be undertaken by the Expert Working Group on the review of Annexes during the biennium 2020-2021 are set out in decisions BC-14/16 and BC-14/13, paragraph 8.

By its decisions BC-14/16 and BC-14/13, the Conference of the Parties, among other things:

  • Welcomes the work undertaken by the EWG on the review of Annexes I, III and IV and related aspects of Annex IX to the Basel Convention;
  • Takes note of the note by the co-chairs of the EGW on the status of the work and recommendations on the way forward, the information on the work of the group, the recommendations for revisions to Annex IV and Annex IX (B1110) prepared by the EWG and the comments from Parties and others received thereon;
  • Invites Parties and others to submit to the Secretariat by 15 July 2019 further views on the recommendations for revisions to Annex IV prepared by the EWG;
  • Requests the EWG to:
    • report on its findings on the possible consequential implications of the review of Annex IV for other annexes of the Convention and for relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties, inter alia, for the notification and movement documents and the reporting format, following its own consideration of the matter, to the Open-ended Working Group at its twelfth meeting;
    • prepare amendment proposals to Annex IV, entry A1180 in Annex VIII and entry B1110 in Annex IX for the discussion by the Open-ended Working Group at its twelfth meeting, and
    • consider, as part of its mandate, whether any additional constituents or characteristics in relation to plastic waste should be added to annex I or III, respectively, to the Convention.

Views from Parties and others received by 15 July 2019 on the recommendations for revisions to Annex IV prepared by the EWG (Document UNEP/CHW.14/INF/23)

Document UNEP/CHW.14/INF/23.

For comments on the recommendations submitted by Parties and others by 15 March 2019 and prior to the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, please see the Comments from Parties and observers on the recommendations for revisions to Annex IV and Annex IX (B1110).

  • Parties
  • Observers
  • Others