Businesses and industry (e.g. manufacturing sector, wastes carriers, wastes treatment companies) have a pivotal role to play in the implementation of the Basel Convention. They contribute to support and promote environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes, as they possess the technical skills, know-how and infrastructure needed for such management. They may make various contributions to the scientific and technical work under the Convention (e.g. development /updating of technical guidelines).
In the Strategic Framework for the implementation of the Basel Convention for 2012–2021 (decision BC-10/2), cooperation with the private sector is identified as one of the means of implementation for the framework.
Cooperation and collaboration with businesses and industry to support the implementation of the Basel Convention may be achieved through the establishment of partnerships, among other actions. Public-private partnerships are a creative instrument for pro-active exchange of information, experience and know-how among concerned stakeholders. More information on the Basel Convention Partnership Programme here.
Business and industry bodies and agencies may be represented as observers at meetings of the Basel Convention bodies, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention and the rules of procedure. Please click here for more information on the procedure for admission of observers and a list of previously admitted observers,