COP Decisions on Waste and Stockpiles

 

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SC-1/21 Technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of persistent organic pollutants wastes62 K16.71 K
 
 
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3. Encourages Parties to the Stockholm Convention to participate actively in the continuing work under the Basel Convention referred to in paragraph 2 above;

4. Requests the Secretariat to further strengthen cooperation and synergies with the Secretariat of the Basel Convention with respect to the issues in paragraph 2 above.

5. Requests the Secretariat to keep Parties informed about the status and content of the technical guidelines being developed under the Basel Convention, with a view to the future consideration of a decision under Article 6, paragraph 2, of the Stockholm Convention regarding levels of destruction and irreversible transformation, methods that are considered to constitute environmentally sound disposal and the definition of low persistent organic pollutant content, in close cooperation with the appropriate bodies of the Basel Convention.
SC-2/6 Measures to reduce or eliminate releases from wastes62.5 K10.83 K
 
 
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1. Welcomes the further progress made by the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal in finalizing technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of persistent organic pollutant wastes and affirms the high priority attached by the Conference of the Parties to the guidelines, particularly as they relate directly to the issues outlined in paragraph 2 of Article 6 of the Stockholm Convention;
2. Also welcomes the strengthened cooperation between the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention and the Secretariat of the Basel Convention;
3. Requests the Secretariat to prepare a report on the guidelines relating to persistent organic pollutants if they are adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention at its eighth meeting. The report shall assess the guidelines to identify contents that are relevant for the purposes of the requirements of the Stockholm Convention and highlight the elements that are suitable for consideration at the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties for possible action under paragraph 2 of Article 6 of the Convention.
SC-3/7Measures to reduce or eliminate releases from wastes68 K16.26 K
 
 
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4. Encourages the introduction and demonstration of cost-effective methods, selected from the methods contained in section IV G of the above-mentioned updated general technical guidelines, in developing countries and countries with economies in transition; 5. Welcomes the continuing work of the relevant bodies of the Basel Convention related to reviewing and updating the technical guidelines regarding persistent organic pollutants; 6. Encourages Parties to the Stockholm Convention to ensure the participation of experts in the ongoing work under the Basel Convention referred to in paragraph 5 above and invites them to submit comments to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention; 7. Welcomes the cooperation between the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention and the Secretariat of the Basel Convention and requests the Secretariat, in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, to undertake, within available resources, training and other capacity-building activities, including those contained in the note by the Secretariat, to assist developing countries and countries with economies in transition in implementing the present decision.
SC-4/8Wastes75.5 K9.24 K
 
 
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1. Notes the development of an interactive electronic training tool by the Secretariat and the work being undertaken regionally to support Parties in implementing environmentally sound management of persistent organic pollutant wastes and polychlorinated biphenyls;

SC-5/9Measures to reduce or eliminate releases from wastes133 K12.58 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the work by the Secretariat to support parties in implementing the technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal;

SC-6/11Measures to reduce or eliminate releases from wastes46 K11.78 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the work undertaken under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal to update the technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants;

SC-7/9Measures to reduce or eliminate releases from wastes15.02 K16.34 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Welcomes with appreciation decision BC-12/3 on technical guidelines on persistent organic pollutants, by which the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, at its twelfth meeting, adopted updated general technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants and other technical guidelines specific to persistent organic pollutants listed in that decision;