Call for information and follow-up to the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention

Introduction

At its thirteenth meeting held in Geneva from 24 April to 5 May 2017, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention agreed on the decisions contained in annex I to the report of the meeting, document UNEP/CHW.13/28. Many of the decisions included invitations to Parties and others to provide information.

The following letter was sent to Parties and observers to solicit information sought in the decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention at its thirteenth meeting. The individual invitations to submit information are organized by decisions. Information sought in each decision can be transmitted separately, since the deadlines for submission vary.

Similar letters have also been prepared to solicit information sought in the decisions adopted by the conferences of the Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions at their 2017 meetings and are available on the Rotterdam and Stockholm convention’s websites.

Letter related to calls for information

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Letter related to calls for information in follow-up to the decisions taken by the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention at its eighth meeting Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication

Specific calls for information

Where no submission form is specified, requested information should be transmitted to the Secretariat via the contact point(s) provided in the individual request annexed to the information request letters.

Calls for information Submission form / Documents for commenting Deadline Additional information

(1) Strategic Framework




a. Nominations to become members of the small intersessional working group
- 31 July 2017  -
b. Information for the year 2019 relevant to the indicators listed in section V of the strategic framework
- 31 January 2020   -

(2) Follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention: Part II on Developing guidelines for environmentally sound management




a. Comments on the draft practical manuals on extended producer responsibility and financing systems for environmentally sound management
Documents
 30 November 2017
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b. Information on activities undertaken to ensure the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes
- To be submitted on an ongoing basis
 -

(3) Follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention: Part III on Providing further legal clarity




a. Comments on the glossary of terms
Document  28 February 2019
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b. Nominations of experts to become members of the expert working group on the review of the Annexes I, III, IV and related aspects of Annex IX - 15 July 2017
c. Comments on the review of Annexes I, III, IV and related aspects of Annex IX to the Convention -
30 September 2017
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(4) Cartagena Declaration on the Prevention, Minimization and Recovery of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes




a. Information on activities undertaken to implement the road map for action on the implementation of the Cartagena Declaration
-  31 August 2018
b. Good practices and examples with regard to waste prevention and minimization
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30 June 2018
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(5) Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants




a. Comments on experience in using the technical guidelines
Documents 29 February 2016  -
b. Comments on the low persistent organic pollutant content values included in the technical guidelines
 - 4 June 2018
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c. Low persistent organic pollutant content values applied at national level
 - 4 June 2018 -
d. Expressions of interest to take the lead in updating or preparing technical guidelines
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31 August 2017
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(6) Technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electrical and electronic waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste under the Basel Convention




a. Comments on the technical guidelines, including on the issues mentioned in paragraph 5 of decision BC-12/5 and/or alternative text to Appendix V of the guidelines
Document
30 October 2017
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b. Nominations of members to participate in the expert working group - 30 June 2017
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c. Responses to the questionnaire mentioned in paragraph 11 of decision BC-13/5 -
30 November 2017
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(7) Technical guidelines on incineration on land (D10) and on specially engineered landfill (D5)




a. Expressions of interest to serve as a lead country for updating technical guidelines referred to in paragraph 4 of decision BC-13/6
 -  31 August 2017
b. Nominations of experts to participate in the small intersessional working group
 -  31 August 2017
 -

(8) National reporting




a. Information on experiences in using the practical guidance referred to in paragraph 2 (b) of decision BC-13/8
Document
30 March 2018
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b. Types of wastes for which additional practical guidance on the development of inventories would be useful
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28 February 2018
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c. Transmission of completed questionnaires on the transmission of information for the year 2015 and for previous years
-  As soon as possible
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(9) Committee Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance




a. Information on experiences in using the guidance for the consideration of the Committee Document
 None specified
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b. Review of legislation for implementing the Convention, using the legislator’s checklist, for the consideration of the Committee Check list
None specified
-
c. Comments on the revised version of the Committee’s guidance on improving national reporting, the guide for the development of national legal frameworks to implement the Basel Convention and the guidance to improve the implementation of paragraph 11 of Article 6 of the Convention for consideration by the Committee
Document
30 September 2017
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(10) National legislation, notifications, enforcement of the Convention and efforts to combat illegal traffic




a. Texts of national legislation and other measures to implement and enforce the Convention
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31 August 2018
National Legislation
b. (1) Information on best practices in preventing and combating illegal traffic
- 31 August 2018
Best practices
b. (2) Information on confirmed cases of illegal traffic View 31 August 2018 Cases of Illegal Traffic
c. (1) Information on national definitions, including national lists, of hazardous wastes
For national definitions
31 August 2018
National definitions of hazardous wastes
c. (2) Information on import or export restrictions or prohibitions
For on import or export restrictions or prohibitions 31 August 2018 Import or export restrictions or prohibitions

(11) Creating innovative solutions through the Basel Convention for the environmentally sound management of household waste




Expression of interest to become member of the working group of the household waste partnership -
31 August 2017
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(12) Providing further legal clarity: review of Annexes II, VIII and IX to the Convention; and waste containing nanomaterials




a. Comments on whether to consider the review of Annexes II, VIII and IX to the Convention, taking into account the approach outlined in Annex II of document UNEP/CHW.12/INF/52
Document
28 February 2018
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b. Information on existing activities that address waste containing nanomaterials and issues related to such wastes that may be relevant to work under the Basel Convention -
30 September 2017
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(13) Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions*




Suggestions for possible further actions to enhance cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
-
30 June 2018
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(14) Synergies in preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes*




a. Information under each convention on the measures relevant to illegal traffic and trade that Parties have adopted in order to implement the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions -
31 August 2018
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b.
  • Experiences pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision BC-13/21
  • Information on cases of illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes.
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31 August 2018
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c. Comments on further areas, including areas common to two or three conventions in which legal clarity could be improved as a means of preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes -
31 August 2018
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(15) From science to action*




a. Nominations of experts to assist in further revising the draft road map -
30 June 2017
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b. Comments on the revised draft road map
To be made available by 30 September 2017
28 February 2018
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* Joint decisions adopted by the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions at their meetings in 2017.

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UNEP/CHW.13/6/Add.2 Technical guidelines: technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with hexachlorobutadiene
UNEP/CHW.13/6/Add.3  Technical guidelines: technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters
UNEP/CHW.13/6/Add.4  Technical guidelines: technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated terphenyls, polychlorinated naphthalenes or polybrominated biphenyls including hexabromobiphenyl
 UNEP/CHW.13/6/Add.5 Technical guidelines: technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes containing or contaminated with unintentionally produced polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, polychlorinated dibenzofurans, hexachlorobenzene, polychlorinated biphenyls, pentachlorobenzene or polychlorinated naphthalenes
 UNEP/CHW.13/6/Add.6 Technical guidelines: technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with the pesticides aldrin, alpha hexachlorocyclohexane, beta hexachlorocyclohexane, chlordane, chlordecone, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, hexachlorobutadiene, lindane, mirex, pentachlorobenzene, pentachlorophenol and its salts, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, technical endosulfan and its related isomers or toxaphene or with hexachlorobenzene as an industrial chemical

 

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1. Strategic Framework Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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2. Follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention: Part II on Developing guidelines for environmentally sound management Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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3. Follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention: Part III on Providing further legal clarity Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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4. Cartagena Declaration on the Prevention, Minimization and Recovery of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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5. Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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6. Technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electrical and electronic waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and nonwaste under the Basel Convention Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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7. Technical guidelines on incineration on land (D10) and on specially engineered landfill (D5) Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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8. National reporting Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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9. Committee Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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10. National legislation, notifications, enforcement of the Convention and efforts to combat illegal traffic Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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11. Creating innovative solutions through the Basel Convention for the environmentally sound management of household waste Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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12. Providing further legal clarity: review of Annexes II, VIII and IX to the Convention; and waste containing nanomaterials Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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13. Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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14. Synergies in preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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15. From science to action Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish