The Expanded Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention met on 12-13 November 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. Expanded Bureau members have, among others, discussed the preparation of the upcoming ordinary and extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties and reviewed progress in the implementation of decisions taken by the Conference at its previous meeting.
Highlights:The Expanded Bureau, among others, agreed to the provisional agenda of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP-11), and discussed arrangements for the preparation of COP-11, in addition to the organization of work of the 2013 ordinary and extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties.
Furthermore, the Expanded Bureau reviewed progress made to-date to implement the decisions taken by the Basel Convention COP at its tenth meeting in 2011. This included a review of the synergies decisions, which were respectively adopted by the COPs to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in 2011.
More information on the outcomes of the meeting of the Expanded Bureau will be provided in the full meeting report that will be available soon.