Fifth meeting of the Expert Working Group on environmentally sound management


At its fifth meeting, the expert working group on environmentally sound management agreed on a timeline to revise and finalise the draft practical manuals and fact sheets based on comments received. The two new draft practical manuals on financing and extended producer responsibility were further developed. The group also continued the development of the draft guidance on prevention and minimization and considered the possibility to submit the document to the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties for adoption. Another main outcome of the meeting was the development of a draft ESM self-assessment checklist, which the group agreed to further elaborate intersessionally. Finally, the expert working group agreed on a procedure to call for expressions of interest and select new pilot projects to test the implementation of the practical manuals and fact sheets developed by the group.

Call for information

The expert working group reiterated its invitation to submit more case studies and examples of strategies for promoting ESM in the informal sector.

Meeting Documents

Items: 3Load time table: 795.6365 msec 
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/1Provisional agenda294.5 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/2Report of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management on the work of its fifth meeting136.16 K 146.47 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/3List of participants26.45 K 55.89 K

Information Documents

Items: 14Load time table: 1248.0257 msec 
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/1Tentative schedule for the meeting101.98 K 32.53 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/2Annotated work programme of the expert working group on environmentally sound management71.09 K 58.12 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/3Summary of activities undertaken by the expert working group on environmentally sound management105.33 K 42.51 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/4Draft practical manuals for the promotion of the environmentally sound management of wastes253.16 K 265.41 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/5Fact sheets on specific waste streams1.23 MB
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/6Draft practical manuals on extended producer responsibility and financing405.32 K 184.89 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/7Draft guidance to assist parties in developing efficient strategies for achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of hazardous and other wastes and their disposal4.34 MB
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/8Identification of existing training materials332.39 K 411.35 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/9Development of an internet portal106.79 K 43.99 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/10Guide for self-assessment of national environmentally sound management capacity2.73 MB
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/11Assessing possible incentives to encourage the private sector to invest in environmentally sound management586 K 272.94 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/12Draft arrangements for pilot project selection, implementation, evaluation and reporting125.17 K 172.26 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/13Pilot projects to test and verify the practical manuals and fact sheets developed by the Expert Working Group65.26 K 85.33 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.5/INF/14Promotion of environmentally sound waste management in the informal sector4.07 MB 2.14 MB