The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted in 1989 and it came into force in 1992. It is the most comprehensive global environmental agreement on hazardous wastes and other wastes. The Convention aims to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects resulting from the generation, transboundary movements and management of hazardous wastes and other wastes.

InforMEA Tags: 
chemical, environmental impact assessment, hazardous waste, illegal trade, labelling, pesticide, risk assessment, waste, waste management
Entry into force: 
5 May 1992
Region: 
Global