Indonesian-Swiss Country-led Initiative on an informal process to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention. Presentation at the GEN Mission Briefing on the COP 10 of the Basel Convention, 14 th September 2011, Geneva. Mohammad K. KobaFranz Perrez
Presentation at the GEN Mission Briefing on the COP 10 of the Basel Convention, 14th September 2011, Geneva
Mohammad K. KobaFranz Perrez
Permanent Mission of IndonesiaFederal Office for the
to the UN, WTO & other InternationalEnvironment
Organizations in GenevaSwitzerland
Indonesian Swiss Country-Led Initiative / CLI was launched
COP 9 Decision IX/26 - President’s statement
Launch a process which will reaffirm the objectives of the Ban Amendment and explore means by which these objectives could be achieved.
Parties are called to create enabling conditions, through, among other measures, country-led initiatives conducive to attainment of the objectives of the Amendment.
Objectivesof the CLI
> The objective of the CLI is to find, in a constructive and open-minded manner, a way forward to achieve the objectives of the Basel Convention and its Ban Amendment!
>It should lead to recommendations for COP 10 on a way forward to attain the objectives of the Ban Amendment
Objetives of the Basel Convention:
To control transboundary movements
To reduce transboundary movements.
To treat waste close to the point of generation.
To minimize hazardous waste generation.
To promote environmental sound management of hazardous wastes
Initial objective of the BAN Amendment:
to protect developing countries and countries with economies in transition from unwanted imports of hazardous wastes
Process of the CLI
Expanded Bureau, Compliance Committee
OEWG Basel Convention
Missions in Geneva
COP 5 Rotterdam Convention
Three meetings during 2009 and 2010
Final outcome: a draft omnibus decision submitted to the COP 10 by Switzerland and Indonesia
The 3 builiding blocks of the draft omnibus decision
The same transboundary movements of hazardous waste (TBM)
independently whether the Ban amendment is in force or not
We proposethat the COP seeks:
Developing and executing these proposals will help the Convention to move forward and address the challenges of hazardous waste management globally