At its second meeting, the COP requested the Secretariat to develop an online electronic reporting system (SC-ERS). The Secretariat established the SC-ERS and it was made available to Parties for use during the first reporting period. At its sixth meeting, in decision SC-6/21, the COP requested the Secretariat -to further improve the SC-ERS, taking into account possible synergies with the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, and in time for it to be used by parties for the submission of their third national reports due in 2014.
In response to the request from the COP, the Secretariat has updated and enhanced the SC-ERS in order to accommodate the updated format for the national report as adopted by the Conference of the Parties (COP) at its sixth meeting. In addition, the SC-ERS has been improved in order to make it more user-friendly and resourceful.
The updated SC-ERS is now available and may be used by parties upon the launch of the third reporting cycle on 23 March 2014. Please click here to access the SC-ERS.
Parties are encouraged to use the SC-ERS to submit their reports as it offers a simpler and more user-friendly system and facilitates the collation and analysis of data by the Secretariat for the provision of the report on the national reports to the COP at its seventh meeting in 2015.