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Draft guidance to assist Parties in developing efficient strategies for achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of hazardous and other wastes and their disposal

Note by the Secretariat

As referred to in the note by the Secretariat on the Cartagena Declaration on the Prevention, Minimization and Recovery of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes (UNEP/CHW.13/5), the annex to the present note contains the draft guidance to assist Parties in developing efficient strategies for achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of hazardous and other wastes and their disposal, prepared by the expert working group on environmentally sound management on the basis of the comments received from Parties and others. The present note, including its annex, has not been formally edited.

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Information Documents
UNEP-CHW.13-INF-11.English.pdf , UNEP-CHW.13-INF-11.English.docx
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Results of the online survey to consider whether the technical guidelines on incineration on land (D10), on specially engineered landfill (D5) and on hazardous waste physico-chemical treatment (D9) and biological treatment (D8) should be updated

Note by the Secretariat

As referred to in the note by the Secretariat on technical guidelines (UNEP/CHW.13/6), the annex to the present note sets out the results of an online survey to assess whether the technical guidelines on incineration on land (D10), on specially engineered landfill (D5), and on hazardous waste physico-chemical treatment (D9) and biological treatment (D8) should be updated. The results referred to above have been taken from the report on the responses to the online survey to assess the relevance and utility of the Basel Convention documents related to environmentally sound management (UNEP/CHW.13/INF/9). The present note, including its annex, has not been formally edited.

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Information Documents
UNEP-CHW.13-INF-18.English.pdf , UNEP-CHW.13-INF-18.English.docx
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Methodological guide for the development of inventories of hazardous wastes and other wastes under the Basel Convention

INTRODUCTION

Parties to the Basel Convention are required under Article 13, paragraph 3, of the Convention to
transmit each year to the Conference of the Parties, through the Secretariat, information concerning
the measures they have taken towards its implementation and certain other information related to the
subject matter of the Convention. In order to assist parties to comply with their reporting obligations,
the Committee for Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance with
the Convention (hereinafter “the Committee”) has, over the years, been mandated by the Conference of
the Parties to undertake a number of activities to encourage timely and complete national reporting. The
present guidance, initiated under the 2012-2013 work programme of the Committee and finalized in the
framework of the Committee’s 2014-2015 work programme (contained in annexes to Decisions BC-10/11
and BC-11/8, respectively), is intended to support and complement these activities.

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Publications, Guidance and Guidelines
UNEP-CHW-PUB-GUID-MethodologicalGuide.English.pdf
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Cartagena Declaration on the Prevention, Minimization and Recovery of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes

Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By paragraph 1 of its decision BC-12/2, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal adopted the road map for action on the implementation of the Cartagena Declaration on the Prevention, Minimization and Recovery of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes set out in the annex to that decision. By paragraph 2 of the same decision the Conference of the Parties invited Parties and other stakeholders to undertake activities to implement the road map and to provide information on such activities to the Secretariat.

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Working Documents (Action Documents)
UNEP-CHW.13-5.English.docx , UNEP-CHW.13-5.English.pdf
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Cartagena Declaration on the Prevention, Minimization and Recovery of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Decisions
UNEP-CHW-OEWG.10-OEWG-10-3.English.docx , UNEP-CHW-OEWG.10-OEWG-10-3.English.pdf
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Technical guidelines: General technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants

Note by the Secretariat


At its twelfth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal adopted, in decision BC 12/3 on technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants, the general technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants, on the basis of the draft technical guidelines contained in document UNEP/CHW.12/5/Add.2. The technical guidelines referred to above were prepared by Canada as lead country for this work, in consultation with the small intersessional working group on the development of technical guidelines on persistent organic pollutants wastes and taking into account comments received from parties and others and comments provided at the ninth meeting of the Open ended Working Group of the Basel Convention. The technical guidelines were further revised on 10 April 2015 taking into account comments received from parties and others by 23 January 2015, as well as the outcome of the face-to-face meeting of the small intersessional working group on the development of technical guidelines on persistent organic pollutants wastes held from 17 to 19 March 2015 in Ottawa, Canada (see document UNEP/CHW.12/INF/9). The text of the final version of the technical guidelines, as adopted, is set out in the annex to the present note.

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Working Documents (Action Documents)
UNEP-CHW.12-5-Add.2-Rev.1.English.docx , UNEP-CHW.12-5-Add.2-Rev.1.English.pdf
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Technical guidelines: Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether, or tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether

Note by the Secretariat


At its twelfth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal adopted, in decision BC 12/3 on technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants, the technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether, or tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether, on the basis of the draft technical guidelines contained in document UNEP/CHW.12/5/Add.6. The technical guidelines referred to above were prepared by China as lead country for this work, in close consultation with the small intersessional working group on the development of technical guidelines on persistent organic pollutants wastes and taking into account comments received from parties and others and comments provided at the ninth meeting of the Open ended Working Group of the Basel Convention. The technical guidelines were further revised on 3 April 2015 taking into account comments received from parties and others by 23 January 2015, as well as the outcome of the face-to-face meeting of the small intersessional working group on the development of technical guidelines on persistent organic pollutants wastes held from 17 to 19 March 2015 in Ottawa, Canada (see document UNEP/CHW.12/INF/13). The text of the final version of the technical guidelines, as adopted, is set out in the annex to the present note.

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Working Documents (Action Documents)
UNEP-CHW.12-5-Add.6-Rev.1.English.docx , UNEP-CHW.12-5-Add.6-Rev.1.English.pdf
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Technical guidelines: Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated terphenyls or polybrominated biphenyls including hexabromobiphenyl

Note by the Secretariat


At its twelfth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal adopted, in decision BC-12/3 on technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants, the technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated terphenyls or polybrominated biphenyls including hexabromobiphenyl, on the basis of the draft technical guidelines contained in document UNEP/CHW.12/5/Add.5. The technical guidelines referred to above were prepared by Japan as lead country for this work, in close consultation with the small intersessional working group on the development of technical guidelines on persistent organic pollutants wastes and taking into account comments received from parties and others and comments provided at the ninth meeting of the Open ended Working Group of the Basel Convention. The technical guidelines were further revised on 10 April 2015 taking into account comments received from parties and others by 23 January 2015, as well as the outcome of the face-to-face meeting of the small intersessional working group on the development of technical guidelines on persistent organic pollutants wastes held from 17 to 19 March 2015 in Ottawa, Canada (see document UNEP/CHW.12/INF/12). The text of the final version of the technical guidelines, as adopted, is set out in the annex to the present note.

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Working Documents (Action Documents)
UNEP-CHW.12-5-Add.5-Rev.1.English.pdf , UNEP-CHW.12-5-Add.5-Rev.1.English.docx
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Technical guidelines: Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with hexabromocyclododecane

Note by the Secretariat


At its twelfth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal adopted, in decision BC-12/3 on technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants, the technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with hexabromocyclododecane, on the basis of the draft technical guidelines contained in document UNEP/CHW.12/5/Add.7. The technical guidelines referred to above were prepared by China as lead country for this work, in close consultation with the small intersessional working group on the development of technical guidelines on persistent organic pollutants wastes and taking into account comments received from parties and others and comments provided at the ninth meeting of the Open ended Working Group of the Basel Convention. The technical guidelines were further revised on 3 April 2015 taking into account comments received from parties and others by 23 January 2015, as well as the outcome of the face-to-face meeting of the small intersessional working group on the development of technical guidelines on persistent organic pollutants wastes held from 17 to 19 March 2015 in Ottawa, Canada (see document UNEP/CHW.12/INF/14). The text of the final version of the technical guidelines, as adopted, is set out in the annex to the present note.

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Guidance and Guidelines, Working Documents (Action Documents)
UNEP-CHW.12-5-Add.7-Rev.1.English.doc , UNEP-CHW.12-5-Add.7-Rev.1.English.pdf
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Technical guidelines: Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with the pesticides aldrin, alpha hexachlorocyclohexane, beta hexachlorocyclohexane, chlordane, chlordecone, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, lindane, mirex, pentachlorobenzene, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, technical endosulfan and its related isomers or toxaphene or with hexachlorobenzene as an industrial chemical

Note by the Secretariat


At its twelfth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal adopted, in decision BC 12/3 on technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants, the technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with the pesticides aldrin, alpha hexachlorocyclohexane, beta hexachlorocyclohexane, chlordane, chlordecone, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, lindane, mirex, pentachlorobenzene, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, technical endosulfan and its related isomers or toxaphene or with hexachlorobenzene as an industrial chemical, on the basis of the draft technical guidelines contained in document UNEP/CHW.12/INF/15. The technical guidelines referred to above were prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as lead organization for this work taking into account comments received from members of the small intersesssional working group on persistent organic pollutants wastes by 27 March 2015. The text of the final version of the technical guidelines, as adopted, is set out in the annex to the present note.

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Working Documents (Action Documents)
UNEP-CHW.12-5-Add.9.English.docx , UNEP-CHW.12-5-Add.9.English.pdf
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