This data visualization tool was created to show, in an interactive way, data provided by the Parties to the Basel Convention on generation and transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes. It contains data for the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
The tool is fully compatible with Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. The Secretariat is working to make it also compatible with other browsers.
There is a video tutorial available in case you need help to understand how the tool works.
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Disclaimer: This tool and data is based on information transmitted in reports transmitted by Parties to the Basel Convention. The data provides an indication of trends and activities but must be carefully interpreted.
Acknowledgement: we would like to thank the United Nations Office at Geneva – Information and Communication Technology Service (UNOG-ICTS) for their collaboration in the development of this tool.
The reported data on transboundary movements provide a rather good picture of the amounts of hazardous and other wastes generated and subject to transboundary movements globally. The following analysis shows that there has been progress on a number of issues addressed by the Convention, in particular in relation to the following points:
There are also areas where further progress may be needed:
The Secretariat of the Basel Convention and Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Central American sub-region including Mexico are organizing a three-day workshop for Parties to the Convention of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Workshop will take place in San Salvador, El Salvador, from 17 to 19 July 2012.
The event will cover national reporting, waste classification, national inventory and national reporting from the national level perspective. Participants are invited to exchange knowledge and experiences through lectures, exercises and group discussions.
The European Commission, the government of Norway and the Secretariat of the Basel Convention provided financial support for this workshop.
The Secretariat of the Basel Convention and the Basel Convention Regional Center for the South-East Asia (BCRC-SEA) have organized a three-day workshop in Banten, Indonesia, for Asian Parties of the Convention.
The Workshop on National Reporting and Inventory of the Basel Convention for Asia was held in Banten, Jakarta, from 24 to 26 April 2012. Twenty two participants, representing fifteen countries, took part in the event.
The workshop covered national reporting, waste classification, national inventory and national reporting from the national level perspective. Participants exchanged knowledge and experiences through lectures, exercises and group discussions.
Representatives from Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore presented on their implementation of the Convention, highlighting their national processes, information on data collection and available facilities, lessons learned and the current challenges they face in these areas.
The European Commission, the governments of Norway and Japan, and the Secretariat of the Basel Convention provided financial support for the Banten workshop.