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Basel Convention Open-ended Working Group


Posted on 03 July 2012 by Sameera

Start Date and Time: 
Tue, 2012-09-25
City: 
Geneva, Switzerland

The meeting will focus on matters related to the work programme of the Open-ended Working Group for 2012–2013:
(a) Strategic issues:
(i) Strategic framework;
(ii) Basel Convention regional and coordinating centres;
(iii) Basel Convention Partnership Programme;
(iv) Basel Waste Solutions Circle;
(b) Scientific and technical matters:
(i) Follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative: developing guidelines
for environmentally sound management;
(ii) Technical guidelines:
a. Technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electronic and
electrical waste (e-waste), in particular regarding the distinction between
waste and non-waste;
b. Technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of
wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic
pollutants;
(iii) Applications for new entries to Annex IX to the Basel Convention;
(iv) Classification and hazard characterization of wastes;
(c) Legal, governance and enforcement matters:
(i) Follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative: providing further legal
clarity:
a. Interpretation of certain terminology;
b. Used and end-of-life goods;
(ii) Implementation and compliance committee;