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

Introduction

At its fourteenth meeting held in Geneva from 29 April to 10 May 2019, 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.14/28. 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 fourteenth 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 2019 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 fourteenth 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. Nomination of a member to participate in the working group from the regional group that has not yet nominated two experts
- 31 July 2019
Information
on current membership

b. Information for the year 2019 relevant to the indicators listed in section V of the strategic framework
Format for reporting (to be provided shortly) 31 January 2020
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2. Developing guidelines for environmentally sound management
a. Information on activities undertaken to ensure the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes
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On an ongoing basis
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b. Comments on the revised draft practical manual for stakeholders to ensure that notifications of transboundary movements meet environmentally sound management requirements
Document UNEP/CHW.14/INF/6 30 June 2019
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3. Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants
a. Comments on the low persistent organic pollutant content values included in the general technical guidelines, and other technical guidelines
Document UNEP/CHW.14/7/Add.1/Rev.1
23 March 2020
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b. Information on methods that are validated and suitable for industrial-scale use for the sampling and analysis of persistent organic pollutant content in waste
- As soon as possible
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c. Expressions of interest to take the lead in the updating of the technical guidelines referred to in paragraph 10(a)–(c) of decision BC-14/4
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31 August 2019
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4. 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. Nominations, as appropriate, of experts to participate in the working group from each regional groups, through their Bureau representatives, facilitated by the Secretariat.
- 30 June 2019
b. Indications of the use and testing, on a pilot basis, of the revised technical guidelines Document UNEP/CHW.14/7/Add.6/Rev.1
As soon as possible -
c. Comments on the pilot test of the revised technical guidelines and the results of using and testing the technical guidelines Document UNEP/CHW.14/7/Add.6/Rev.1
23 April 2020 -
5. Technical guidelines on incineration on land (D10) and on specially engineered landfill (D5)
a. Expression of interest to consider serving as lead countries in the updating of the technical guidelines
- 30 June 2019
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b. Nominations of additional experts to participate in the small intersessional working group
- 30 August 2019
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c. Comments on the draft updated technical guidelines:
  • Incineration on land
  • Specially engineered landfill
Document UNEP/CHW.14/INF/11
Document UNEP/CHW.14/INF/12
18 October 2019
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6. Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with mercury or mercury compounds
a. Expression of interest to consider serving as lead countries in the updating of the technical guidelines
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31 August 2019
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b. Nominations of experts to participate in the small intersessional working group
Via the contact point or the form (to be provided shortly) 31 August 2019
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7. Electronic approaches to the notification and movement documents

Information on experiences in developing and implementing electronic systems for exchanging information on or controlling the movements of goods and wastes
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30 September 2019
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Information on experts who could contribute to the consultative workshops to explore options for a Basel Convention system
- 30 September 2019
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8. Further actions to address plastic waste under the Basel Convention

a. Expression of interest to consider serving as lead countries in the updating of the technical guidelines
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31 August 2019
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b. Nominations of experts to participate in the small intersessional working group
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31 August 2019
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Basel Convention Partnership on Plastic Waste
c. Nominations of members to participate in the working group of the Partnership
- 31 August 2019
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Further consideration
d. Information on the plastic waste listed in sub-paragraphs 35 (a) -(b) of decision BC-14/13
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1 June 2020
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9. Waste containing nanomaterials
a. Information related to activities aimed at addressing issues related to waste containing nanomaterials
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31 December 2019
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10. Committee Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance
a. Comments on the draft guidance to improve the implementation of paragraph 11 of Article 6 of the Convention, on insurance, bond and guarantee
Document UNEP/CHW.14/13/Add.3
30 September 2019
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11. Providing further legal clarity
a. Further views on the recommendations for revisions to Annex IV prepared by the expert working group
Document UNEP/CHW.14/INF/23
15 July 2019
 
b. Nominations of remaining experts to participate in the expert working group from those regional groups that have not yet nominated 10 experts through their Bureau representatives, facilitated by the Secretariat
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31 July 2019
Information on current membership
12. National legislation, notifications, enforcement of the Convention and efforts to combat illegal traffic
a. Texts of national legislation and other measures adopted to implement and enforce the Convention
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Texts to be provided when adopted and through the designated focal point
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b. Information on best practices in preventing and combating illegal traffic and confirmed cases of illegal traffic
Form for reporting cases of illegal traffic
As necessary
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c. Information on national definitions of hazardous wastes, including national lists, on import or export restrictions or, any subsequent significant change in that information
The standardized form can be used or through the national reports for the year 2016 and subsequent years.
As soon as possible through the designated focal point.
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13. Basel Convention Partnership Programme
Follow-up partnership to the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment
a. Expression of interest in participating in the working group of the Partnership
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30 September 2019

b. Comments on the terms of reference and the programme of work of the Partnership (Annexes II and II of UNEP/CHW.14/INF/30)
Annexes II and II of UNEP/CHW.14/INF/30
30 September 2019
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Household Waste Partnership
c. Comments on the draft of the overall guidance document
Document UNEP/CHW.14/INF/32
31 December 2019
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14. Synergies in preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes*
Information about cases of illegal traffic and trade in the chemicals and wastes covered by the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, where the provision of such information is appropriate under existing reporting procedures
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As appropriate
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15. From science to action*
Information by Parties and observers on action being undertaken to promote the implementation of the road map
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30 November 2020
Road map for further engaging Parties and other stakeholders in an informed dialogue for enhanced science-based action in the implementation of the conventions
16. Dates and venue of the next meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions*
Submission by Parties of offers to host the 2023 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties for consideration during the meetings of the conferences of the Parties in 2021
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If possible by 31 March 2021
Information on hosting meetings of the conferences of the Parties outside the seats of the Secretariat

* Joint decisions adopted by the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions at their meetings in 2019.

 

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1. Strategic Framework Download in English

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
2. Developing guidelines for environmentally sound management Download in English

 

 

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

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
4. 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 Download in English

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
5. Technical guidelines on incineration on land (D10) and on specially engineered landfill (D5) Download in English

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
6. Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with mercury or mercury compounds Download in English

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
7. Electronic approaches to the notification and movement documents Download in English

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
8. Further actions to address plastic waste under the Basel Convention Download in English

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
9. Waste containing nanomaterials Download in English

 

 

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10. Committee Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance Download in English

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
11. Providing further legal clarity Download in English

 

 

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

 

 

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13. Basel Convention Partnership Programme Download in English

 

 

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

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
15. From science to action Download in English

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
16. Dates and venue of the next meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions Download in English