Call for information in follow-up to the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention

Introduction

At the online segment of its fifteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention adopted decision BC-15/2, on interim programme of work and budget of the Basel Convention for 2022, in which it took note of the modalities for the continuation of the intersessional work until new decisions would be adopted at the face to face segment of its meeting in 2022 (see document UNEP/CHW.15/INF/69–UNEP/FAO/RC/COP.10/INF/49–UNEP/POPS/COP.10/INF/71)

The following letter was sent to Parties and observers to solicit information and comments sought on relevant products in the extended intersessional period leading to the face-to-face segment of the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2022. The individual invitations to submit information are organized by relevant COP agenda items. Information sought in each item can be transmitted separately, since the deadlines for submission vary.

Similar letters have also been prepared to solicit information sought in follow-up to the online segment of the tenth meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and are available on the Rotterdam and Stockholm convention’s websites.

Letter related to calls for information

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Specific calls for information

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Respondents Extended deadlines
Contact points
1. Elections of officers
a. Invitation to transmit the names of 10 candidates for election as officers of the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties UNEP/CHW.15/2 and UNEP/CHW.15/INF/3
Parties


1 March 2022

Email:
juliette.kohler@un.or
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b. Invitation to transmit the names of 5 candidates for election as officers of the Open-ended Working Group UNEP/CHW.15/2 and UNEP/CHW.15/INF/3
Parties
1 March 2022 Email:
juliette.kohler@un.or
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c. Invitation to transmit the names of 5 candidates for election as members of the ICC UNEP/CHW.15/12 and UNEP/CHW.15/INF/3
Parties
1 March 2022 Email:
juliette.kohler@un.org
d. Invitation to transmit the names of 9 candidates for election as members of ENFORCE UNEP/CHW.15/18 and UNEP/CHW.15/INF/3
Parties
1 March 2022 Email:
juliette.kohler@un.org
2. Strategic Framework
Comments on the draft report on the final evaluation of the strategic framework for the implementation of the Basel Convention for 2012–2021 as well as views on whether to develop under the Convention a future strategic framework and/or effectiveness evaluation UNEP/CHW.15/INF/5
Parties
Observers
1 December 2021 Email: andrea.lechner@un.org
3. Development of guidelines for environmentally sound management
Comments on the revised draft practical manual for stakeholders to ensure that notifications of transboundary movements meet environmentally sound management requirements
UNEP/CHW.15/5/Add.1
Parties
Others
15 October 2021 Email: susan.wingfield@un.org

4.Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants
a. Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants
UNEP/CHW.15/6/Add.1 Parties
Observers
15 November 2021 Email: carla.valle@un.org
b. Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds UNEP/CHW.15/6/Add.2
Parties
Observers
15 November 2021 Email: carla.valle@un.org
c. Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with the pesticides aldrin, alpha hexachlorocyclohexane, beta hexachlorocyclohexane, chlordane, chlordecone, dicofol, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, hexachlorobutadiene, lindane, mirex, pentachlorobenzene, pentachlorophenol and its salts, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride,technical endosulfan and its related isomers or toxaphene or with hexachlorobenzene as an industrial chemical UNEP/CHW.15/6/Add.3
Parties
Observers
15 November 2021 Email: carla.valle@un.org
5. Technical guidelines on incineration on land and on specially engineered landfill
a. Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound incineration of hazardous wastes and other wastes as covered by disposal operations D10 and R1
UNEP/CHW.15/6/Add.4 Parties
Observers
29 October 2021 carla.valle@un.org
b. Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound disposal of hazardous wastes and other wastes in specially engineered landfill (D5)
UNEP/CHW.15/6/Add.5 Parties
Observers
29 October 2021 carla.valle@un.org
6. Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with mercury or mercury compounds
Draft updated technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with mercury or mercury compounds
UNEP/CHW.15/6/Add.6
Parties
Observers
15 October 2021 melisa.lim@un.org
7. Technical guidelines for the identification and environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and for their disposal
Draft updated technical guidelines for the identification and environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and for their disposal UNEP/CHW.15/6/INF/64
Parties
Observers
To be determined
carla.valle@un.org
8. Further consideration of plastic waste
Information on certain plastic wastes referred to in entry Y48 in Annex II and entry B3011 in Annex IX to the Basel Convention UNEP/CHW.15/10
Parties
Others
14 January 2022
kei.ohno@un.org
9. Waste containing nanomaterials
Information about activities aimed at addressing issues related to waste containing nanomaterials, including case studies about, and best practices pertaining to, the management of such waste
UNEP/CHW.15/11 Parties
Others
31 December 2019
melisa.lim@un.org
10. Providing further legal clarity
a. Proposal by the European Union to amend Annex IV and certain entries in Annexes II and IX to the Basel Convention
UNEP/CHW.15/13/Add.1
Parties
1 December 2021
juliette.kohler@un.org
b. Proposal by Ghana and Switzerland to amend Annexes II, VIII and IX to the Basel Convention
UNEP/CHW.15/13/Add.2
Parties
1 December 2021
juliette.kohler@un.org
11. Proposal by the Russian Federation to amend paragraph 2 of Article 6 of the Convention
Proposal by the Russian Federation to amend paragraph 2 of Article 6 of the Basel Convention
UNEP/CHW.15/15
Parties 1 December 2021 juliette.kohler@un.org
12. From science to action*
 “From science to action” - information on action being undertaken to promote the implementation of the road map for further engaging Parties and other stakeholders in informed dialogue for enhanced science-based action in the implementation of the conventions UNEP/CHW.15/25
UNEP/FAO/RC/COP.10/21
UNEP/POPS/COP.10/25
Parties
Others
14 January 2022 kei.ohno@un.org

*Joint issues to the three conventions.

 

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1. Elections of officers Download in English Download in English Download in English

 

 

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2. Strategic Framework Download in English Download in English Download in English

 

 

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3. Development of guidelines for environmentally sound management Download in English Download in English Download in English

 

 

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

 

 

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5. Technical guidelines on incineration on land and on specially engineered landfill Download in English Download in English Download in English

 

 

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

 

 

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7.Technical guidelines for the identification and environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and for their disposal Download in English Download in English Download in English

 

 

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8. Further consideration of plastic waste Download in English Download in English Download in English

 

 

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9. Waste containing nanomaterials Download in English Download in English Download in English

 

 

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10. Providing further legal clarity Download in English Download in English Download in English

 

 

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11. Proposal by the Russian Federation to amend paragraph 2 of Article 6 of the Convention Download in English Download in English Download in English

 

 

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12. From science to action* Download in English Download in English Download in English