Call for information and follow-up to the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention

At its twelfth meeting held in Geneva from 4 to 15 May 2015, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention agreed on the decisions contained in annex I to the report of the meeting, document UNEP/CHW.12/27 . Many of the decisions included invitations to parties and others to provide information.

The Executive Secretary sent a first letter on 18 June 2015 to transmit information requests contained in decisions that had early deadlines. A second letter was sent on 3 August 2015, which replaces the first letter, compiling all information requests contained in decisions adopted by BC COP-12. The information requests are organized by decisions.

Information in response to the request(s) in each decision can be transmitted separately, since the deadlines vary.

Information Request Letters

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Specific information requests

Where no submission form is specified, requested information should be transmitted to the Secretariat via the contact point(s) provided in the individual requests.

Request Documents for comments Submission form Deadline Additional information
(1) Request for information and comments on the follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative: Developing guidelines for environmentally sound management

 

a. Nominate one expert to the EWG on ESM through Bureau representative 
 - 31 July 2015   -
b. Expressions of interest to serve as lead country in the development of guidance on strategies for achieving prevention and minimization
 -  - 31 July 2015   See also: 3. Request for Information on activities undertaken to implement the road map for action and on experience in implementing the Cartagena Declaration.
c. Comments on the set of draft practical manuals and the fact sheets
Documents
 -  30 September 2015
d. Comments on the testing of the set of draft practical manuals and the fact sheets 
Documents
 30 September 2015
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e. Information on activities undertaken to ensure the ESM of hazardous wastes and other wastes
   None specified
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(2) Request for information on the follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative: Providing further legal clarity




a. Views on the options identified in section II.A and section II.B of annex II to document UNEP/CHW.12/INF/52
Document  30 November 2015
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b. Expressions of interest in taking the lead on the review of Annex IV and related aspects of Annex IX to the Convention identified in section II.A of annex II to document UNEP/CHW.12/INF/52  Document   30 November 2015
(3) Request for information on activities undertaken to implement the road map for action and on experience in implementing the Cartagena Declaration




a. Information on activities undertaken to implement the road map for action on the implementation of the Cartagena Declaration 
 -  -  30 November 2015
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b. Expressions of interest to serve as lead country in the development of guidance on strategies for achieving prevention and minimization
 -  See items (a) and (b) under 1. Request for information and comments on the follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative: Developing guidelines for environmentally sound management.
(4) Request for information on POPs wastes technical guidelines




a. Comments on the experience in using the technical guidelines
 - 23 February 2017   -
b. Comments on the low persistent organic pollutant content values included in the technical guidelines 
 - 29 February 2016   -
c. Expressions of interest to take the lead in updating or preparing technical guidelines 
 -  15 August 2015
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d. Waste-related information on decabromodiphenyl ether
 - 30 August 2016 
(5) Request for information on national reporting




a. Nomination of additional experts to participate in the small intersessional working group on national reporting - - 30 June 2015
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b. Transmission of completed questionnaires on the transmission of information for 2013 and for previous years

View As soon as possible
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(6) Request for comments on experience in using the mercury wastes technical guidelines, and on any developments regarding methods for environmentally sound disposal of mercury wastes
- - 23 February 2017
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(7) Request for comments on experience in using the e-waste technical guidelines, and on the distinction between waste and non-waste
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a. Comments on experience in using the technical guidelines
 - 23 February 2017 
b. Comments on the issues mentioned in paragraph 5 of decision BC-12/5
 -  31 December 2015
c. Inform about any conditions applied in relation to used equipment that should normally be considered waste or non-waste
 -  None specified
 -
(8) Request for information related to national legislation, notifications, enforcement of the Convention and efforts to combat illegal traffic




a. Texts of national legislation and other measures to implement and enforce the Convention
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As soon as possible
National Legislation
b.
  • Information on best practices in preventing and combating illegal traffic 
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 - As soon as possible
Reporting on Illegal Traffic 
  • Information on confirmed cases of illegal traffic
  View   As soon as possible
 Cases of Illegal Traffic
 c.
  • Information on national definitions, including national lists, of hazardous wastes 
For national definitions
 
As soon as possible   

National definitions of hazardous wastes 

  •  Information on import or export restrictions or prohibitions
   For on import or export restrictions or prohibitions  As soon as possible
 Import or export restrictions or prohibitions
(9) Request for information on technical assistance




a. Information on needs for technical assistance and technology transfer, on difficulties in implementing the Convention and on any other views in this regard
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View
10 June 2016
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b. Information on technical assistance and technology available to be transferred
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Available soon
31 May 2016
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(10) Request for information on interest in participating in an informal group to develop a workplan on the environmentally sound management of household waste
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30 September 2015
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(11) Request for comments on experience gained with regard to the arrangements of the tenth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group
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2 August 2016
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(12) Request for comments on the joint clearing-house mechanism strategy
- View 31 October 2015 -
(13) Request on competent authorities and focal points
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Focal point page

Competent Authorities page

As soon as possible
Database of Focal Points and Competent Authorities 
(14) Request for the review or adjustment of lists of wastes contained in Annexes VIII and IX of the Basel Convention
 - 29 February 2016 

Request Documents for comment  Submission form Deadline Additional information
Letter related to information request in follow-up to the decision taken by the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the regional centres -
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30 June 2016
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Call for comments on the first draft guidance manual on how to improve the sea-land interface, by 31st March 2016, further to decision BC-12/16
 First draft for comments -
31 March 2016 Revised draft submitted to OEWG-10

 

Request 1 English French Spanish
Request for information and comments on the follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative: Developing guidelines for environmentally sound management
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Request 2 English French Spanish
Request for information on the follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative: Providing further legal clarity
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Request 3 English French Spanish
Request for information on activities undertaken to implement the road map for action and on experience in implementing the Cartagena Declaration
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Request 4 English French Spanish
Request for information on POPs wastes technical guidelines
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Request 5 English French Spanish
Request for information on national reporting
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Request 6 English French Spanish
Request for information and comments on the follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative: Developing guidelines for environmentally sound management
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Request 7 English French Spanish
Request for information and comments on the follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative: Developing guidelines for environmentally sound management
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Request 8 English French Spanish
Request for information related to national legislation, notifications, enforcement of the Convention and efforts to combat illegal traffic
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Request 9 English French Spanish
Request for information on technical assistance
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Request 10 English French Spanish
Request for information on interest in participating in an informal group to develop a workplan on the environmentally sound management of household waste
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Request 11 English French Spanish
Request for comments on experience gained with regard to the arrangements of the tenth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group
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Request 12 English French Spanish
Request for comments on the joint clearing-house mechanism strategy
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Request 13 English French Spanish
Request on competent authorities and focal points
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Request 14 English French Spanish
Request for the review or adjustment of lists of wastes contained in Annexes VIII and IX of the Basel Convention
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Documents Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish
UNEP/CHW.12/3/Add.2 Download in Arabic Download in Chinese Download in English Download in French Download in Russian Download in Spanish
UNEP/CHW.12/INF/6
 
 
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Document English
UNEP/CHW.12/INF/52
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