The Strategic Plan for the implementation of the Basel Convention (available in HTML, PDF and WORD formats) is the blueprint adopted by Parties in 2002 to give effect to the 1999 Basel Declaration on Environmentally Sound Management. It established priorities in terms of policy and programmes, selected priority waste streams and projects.
The fundamental aims of the Basel Convention are the control and reduction of transboundary movements of hazardous and other wastes subject to the Basel Convention, the prevention and minimization of their generation, the environmentally sound management of such wastes and the active promotion of the transfer and use of cleaner technologies, according to the Strategic Plan.The Strategic Plan was established to cover the period from 2002 to 2010. COP9 decided to extend its implementation until a new Strategic Framework is adopted by COP10 in 2011. Therefore, decision IX/3 set up a system to develop the new Strategic Framework, driven by Parties, and requested Parties, signatories, the regional and coordinating centres and others to submit comments on developments and obstacles in the implementation of the current Strategic Plan to the Secretariat. This will facilitate the development of the new Strategic Framework.