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The Global Programme for Sustainable Ship Recycling
May 2008
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The Global Programme for Sustainable Ship Recycling

The Global Programme for Sustainable Ship Recycling

The Global Programme for Sustainable Ship Recycling was created in 2007 to facilitate improvements in worker health and safety and environmental conditions in ship recycling countries in the South Asia region. The Programme concept has been developed in close consultation with two other international organisations with an interest and expertise in ship recycling: the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The Secretariat of the Basel Convention seeks to work with all ship recycling stakeholders to ensure the future sustainability of the industry.

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Implementation of decision VIII/1 on Côte d’Ivoire
May 2008
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Implementation of decision VIII/1 on Côte d’Ivoire

Implementation of decision VIII/1 on Côte d’Ivoire

The eighth meeting the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, in December 2006, called upon Parties, countries and other stakeholders to the Basel Convention to offer technical and financial assistance to Côte d’Ivoire to support the implementation of the emergency plan that the Government of Côte d’Ivoire had developed. The Executive Director of UNEP established a special Trust Fund for Côte d’Ivoire and appealed to donors and partners to contribute financially and technically to the implementation of the emergency plan. To date, the Fund has received EURO 1 Million from The Netherlands and USD 80’000 from Sweden. In addition, USD 32’000 from Denmark have been earmarked in the Basel Convention Technical Cooperation Trust Fund in support of such assistance.

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National reporting under the Basel Convention
May 2008
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National reporting under the Basel Convention

National reporting under the Basel Convention

In September of each year, the Secretariat posts pre-filled questionnaires on its website and sends a letter to parties by e-mail requesting them to transmit their completed questionnaire, pursuant to paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Convention.

The on-line reporting database of the Basel Convention, developed by the Secretariat, provides access to data and information contained in the national reports. The purpose of the on-line reporting database is to efficiently manage, process and retrieve data and information contained in the national reports transmitted by Parties, annually, to the Secretariat. It is accessible to Parties and others through the Convention website.

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The on-line reporting database of the Basel Convention
May 2008
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The on-line reporting database of the Basel Convention

The on-line reporting database of the Basel Convention

Parties to the Basel Convention are required to transmit their national reports to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC) annually, pursuant to paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Basel Convention. The online reporting database of the Basel Convention, developed by the SBC, provides access to data and information contained in these national reports. The database is accessible to Parties and others through the Basel Convention website.

The reporting database of the Basel Convention, which is the basis for its online version, was designed and developed, for the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).

The purpose of the online reporting database is to efficiently manage, process and retrieve data and information contained in the national reports transmitted by Parties, annually, to the Secretariat.

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Our sustainable future: the role of the Basel Convention
May 2008
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Our sustainable future: the role of the Basel Convention

Our sustainable future: the role of the Basel Convention

Generation of hazardous and other wastes, including household wastes, continues to rise globally with consequential impacts on human health and the environment. The Basel Convention aims to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of the generation, management, transboundary movement and disposal of hazardous and other wastes. This document describes some of the problems of those wastes and explores why and how development agencies and other donors need to take action to assist in improving the current situation. This document is meant to inform donors about the Convention and the needs of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

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The Basel Convention at a glance...
August 2007
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The Basel Convention at a glance...

The Basel Convention at a glance...

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is the most comprehensive global environmental treaty on hazardous and other wastes.

It aims to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects resulting from the generation, management, transboundary movements and disposal of hazardous and other wastes.

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The Basel Convention Regional and Coordinating Centres at a glance
July 2007
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The Basel Convention Regional and Coordinating Centres at a glance

The Basel Convention Regional and Coordinating Centres at a glance

The Basel Convention benefits from a network of fourteen Regional and Coordinating Centres for Capacity Building and Technology Transfer (BCRCs). The Basel Convention is unique in setting up a regional network of autonomous institutions which operates under the authority of the Conference of the Parties, the decision-making organ of the Convention, composed of all the countries party to the Convention.

The BCRCs deliver training, dissemination of information, consulting, awareness raising activities and technology transfer on matters relevant to the implementation of the Basel Convention and to the environmentally sound management of hazardous and other wastes in the countries they serve. The specific activities are training workshops, seminars, pilot projects on the management of priority waste streams, the production of information material and guidelines.

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The life - cycle approach to assesing the environmental impacts of products and wastes
August 2006
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The life - cycle approach to assesing the environmental impacts of products and wastes

The life - cycle approach to assesing the environmental impacts of products and wastes
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The Basel Convention  Mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance
March 2006
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The Basel Convention Mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance

The Basel Convention  Mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance

In order to promote understanding of the mechanism for promoting the implementation of and compliance with the obligations set out under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, the Committee that is entrusted with administering that mechanism (“the Compliance Committee”) decided that it would prepare the present publication - a brief guide for Parties to explain, in clear terms, the procedures of the Committee.

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The hazardous chemicals and wastes conventions
October 2004
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The hazardous chemicals and wastes conventions

The hazardous chemicals and wastes conventions
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July 2004
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What does the Basel Convention mean for water

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