Projects, workshops and other activities that were carried out during the 2007-2008 biennium. Some of these activities were initiated before COP8 and were completed during the past biennium. Some are still at a preparatory stage and will likely be initiated after COP9

1. Electrical and electronic wastes


Region Activity type Title Description of information available and where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
ASIA & Pacific  Training/guidance material, study Development of guideline documents on methodology on inventory of e-waste and environmentally sound recycling, reuse, repair, refurbishment/disposal of e-waste (BCRC-Indonesia)

Information available at BCRC SEA website

Development of Technical Guidelines for Electrical and Electronic Waste Inventory

Development of Technical Guidelines for 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) of End-of-Life Electrical and Electronic Products

$30,000 completed
Training/guidance material, study Feasibility analysis to develop a centre of excellence of information on the ESM of e-waste (BCRC- China).   $60,000 completed
Project Development of national implementation plan for e-waste management in Sri Lanka

Project Team-Component I
Executive Summary
Annexes

$50,000 completed
Project Facilitating partnerships for ESM of e-waste in India (NGO project): Phase I Final report available on Basel Convention website $99,000 completed
Project Preliminary inventory of e-waste (Indonesia) Final report $25,000 completed
Project Development of awareness raising kits and conducting training courses in Cambodia Information not yet available $53,100 on-going
Project Pilot inventory of e-waste in five Pacific island countries (SPREP, Samoa) Information not yet available $50,000  
Project Research on criteria between new/used EEE and hazardous/non-hazardous criteria in selected Asian countries (BCRC-China) Information not yet available $65,000 completed
Workshop Regional training workshop on ESM of e‑waste (BCRC-Indonesia) Information available at the BCRC SEA website $55,000 completed
Training/guidance material, study Development of a feasibility study on e-waste recycling facility in Indonesia Information not yet available   under preparation
Project Preliminary inventory of e-waste (Philippines) Information not yet available   under preparation
Training/guidance material, study Development of training manual for ESM of e-waste (Thailand) Information not yet available   under preparation
Project Pilot Scheme on Collection, Segregation and Recycling of E-Waste (Malaysia) Information not yet available   under preparation
LAC Project ESM of e-waste in South America (Phase I)   $70,000 on-going
Africa Project Building local capacity to address the flow of e-wastes and electrical and electronic products destined for reuse in selected African countries.   $1,520,000 under preparation
2. POPs wastes 
Region Activity type Title Description of information available and web-site address where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
  Training/guidance material, study Destruction and Decontamination Technologies for PCBs and Other POPs Wastes (Volume C) (SBC). Final report available on Basel Convention website  $24,000 completed
Training/guidance material, study Monitoring tool for the environmentally sound management of PCBs and PCB containing equipment (SBC). No information available yet. $150,000 on-going
Training/guidance material, study Collaboration with the secretariat of the Stockholm Convention for the preparation of awareness & training material on the Basel Convention Technical Guidelines for the ESM of POPs as Waste. Several draft modules are under preparation. staff time on-going
Project Training for the coordinated implementation of the Basel Convention technical guidelines for the ESM of POPs as Wastes and the Stockholm Convention BAT/BEP guidelines (SBC).   $410,000 under preparation
LAC Project ESM of PCBs in the mining sector in several countries in South America (BCRC-Argentina). The Project Identification Form (PIF) submitted to the GEF in April 2008. $1,585,000 under preparation
Project Development of a management and disposal plan for PCB-containing equipment and waste in Central America (BCRC-El Salvador).  Regional strategy, Final Reports of four Regional Workshops, country reports. $550,000 completed
Africa Project Demonstration of a regional approach to environmentally sound management of PCB liquid wastes and transformers and capacitors containing PCBs (medium-size project) (BCRC-Senegal).

Project Identification Fiche (PIF)
Consolidate report of inventories
of PCBs in coutries in the region
Report of the second meeting of the Steering Committee. 30-31 october and 1 november 2007
Report of Meeting with national electricity companies
Report of Meeting with West African Power Pool
Important communications with national coordinators (letter of invitation, evaluation of national procedures)

$1,300,000 completed
Project Demonstration of a regional approach to environmentally sound management of PCB liquid wastes and transformers and capacitors containing PCBs. Full-size project, 2009-2013 (BCRC-Senegal). Project Identification Fiche (PIF) submitted to GEF in April 2008 $15,971,257 under preparation
3. Obsolete stocks of pesticides
Region Activity type Title Description of information available and web-site address where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
LAC Project Regional project for the final disposal of existing waste pesticides and selected POPs in the Caribbean and the prevention of future accumulation Project document can be found at the Basel Convention website   under preparation
Africa Training/guidance material, study Contribution to the Africa Stockpiles Programme’s disposal technology options study.

Africa Stockpiles Programme’s disposal technology options study. Summary report and annexes available at the African Stockpile Project website

staff time completed
4. Biomedical and health care waste
Region Activity type Title Description of information available and web-site address where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
Africa   National inventory and development of a National ESM Plan for Health care Waste in Nigeria.   VJ completed
Eastern & Central Europe   Strategy on the Management of the Healthcare Waste – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia   NS on-going
5. Used lead-acid batteries
Region Activity type Title Description of information available and web-site address where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
Asia Project Environmentally Sound Management of Used Lead Acid Batteries in several Asian countries  Not available yet.   under preparation
LAC Project Support to the implementation of the regional strategy for the ESM of ULAB in Central America, Colombia, Venezuela and Caribbean Island States. Draft Revised Regional Strategy for the EMS of ULAB
Draft Implementation Plan for the Regional Strategy for the EMS of ULAB
$7,863,500
under preparation
6. Used oils
Region Activity type Title Description of information available and web-site address where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
LAC Project Support BCRC-Trinidad and Tobago in the launch of a regional programme in cooperation with UNEP and other regional institutions for the collection, storage and treatment of used oils.      
Eastern & Central Europe Project  Continuation of cooperation with countries, regional institutions, the private sector and others in the development of activities for the sound collection, recovery and disposal of used oils in Central and Eastern Europe (BCRC-Slovakia).      
7. Dismantling of ships
Region Activity type Title Description of information available and web-site address where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
Asia & Pacifc  Workshop Project for the implementation of the Technical Guidelines on the Full and Partial Dismantling of Ships.

Technical Guidelines translated into Hindi, Urdu and Bengali, as well as information and reports from discussions on the Global Programme for Sustainable Ship Recycling held in Bangladesh from 12-13 January 2008 can be found on http://www.basel.int/ships/index.html
Inaugural Discussions on the Global Programme on Sustainable Ship Recycling (programme of events)
Inaugural Discussions on the Global Programme on Sustainable Ship Recycling (meeting report)
Inaugural Discussions on the Global Programme on Sustainable Ship Recycling - Proposal for a Global Programme for Sustainable Ship Recycling
Inaugural Discussions on the Global Programme on Sustainable Ship Recycling - List of attendees

USD 127,000 (further USD 94,500 is sought) on-going
8. Cooperation with municipalities
Region Activity type Title Description of information available and web-site address where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
LAC Project New partnership with local authorities for the environmentally sound management of hazardous and other wastes in the context of the Basel Convention in Ecuador.

Project action sheet
Project decision sheet
Annex I: Workplan
Annex II: Budget
Annex III: Terms of reference for the project coordinator
Annex IV: Terms of reference for the legal expert

 

VJ on-going
Project Environmentally sound management (ESM) of used tyres in Mauritius and other countries in the Indian Ocean. Project document available at the Basel Convention website VJ on-going
9. Asbestos wastes and mercury wastes
Region Activity type Title Description of information available and web-site address where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
Asia & Pacific  Training/guidance material, study Collection of information on asbestos especially handling and environmentally sound management of asbestos and its  waste  Information not yet available $10,000 under preparation
Training/guidance material, study Development of training materials for the sound management of asbestos wastes (BCRC-Indonesia) Information not yet available $20,000 under preparation
Project Pilot projects to assist 3 countries to develop national action programmes for asbestos waste management (Indonesia) Information not yet available $90,000 under preparation
Project National awareness-raising workshops in 3 countries (BCRC-Indonesia) Information not yet available $80,000 under preparation
LAC Project In cooperation with UNEP, regional programme for the ESM of mercury waste in the health saector and other sectors in four countries (BCCC-Uruguay) Information not yet available $372,000 under preparation
Training/guidance material, study Preparation of the Basel Convention Technical Guidelines for the ESM of mercury waste Draft technical guidelines under preparation; available on Basel Convention website ? under preparation
10. Enforcement related activities
Region Activity type Title Description of information available and web-site address where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
Africa Project Assist in the implementation of the UNEP/BC (Phase I) project funded under the UNEP Special Trust Fund for Côte d'Ivoire set up by UNEP Executive Director at COP8 and called "Capacity-building for hazardous waste management in Cote d’Ivoire, and the monitoring and control of trans-boundary movements of hazardous waste and chemicals in the Gulf of Guinea".  Project document $1,612,000 on-going
Project Assist in the implementation of the project funded by the SAICM QSP and entitled 'Project aimed at strengthening the capacity of Côte d'Ivoire to monitor and control the transboundary movements of chemicals and hazardous wastes and ensure their environmentally sound management'. Project summary $242,000 under preparation
Project Preparation of the UNEP/BC (Phase II) project aimed at replicating the project being implemented in Côte d'Ivoire in other African States and entitled "Building infrastructure capacity in African States with port facilities" Building Infrastructure Capacity in African states with port facilities (Phase II)   under preparation
Caribbean, Africa Project Project aimed at strenthening the legislative, regulatory and enforcement capacity of least developed countries, land locked developing countries and small island developing States At time of writing this project was at preliminary stages of implementation, and thus no documentation is available. $244,794 on-going
11. Others, e.g, support to BCRCs Business Plans, 
Region Activity type Title Description of information available and web-site address where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
Africa Project Towards a non-toxic environment in Africa (BCRC-South Africa) (Phase I) Project Agreement with KemI, Agreememt on the first phase of the project, Kenya Baseline report, Mauritius Baseline report, Nigeria Baseline report, Zambia Baseline report. Information available at the Basel Convention website $500,000 on-going
Project Towards a non-toxic environment in Africa (BCRC-South Africa) (Phase II)   $4,500,000 under preparation
Arab States Project Support to BCRC-Egypt for the implementation of the three year business plan.   $1,500,000 on-going
12. Collaboration with MEAS and REAs, etc.
Region Activity type Title Description of information available and web-site address where to find it. Total budget (all sources) Status
Mediterranean Sea Training/guidance material, study Collaboration between the SBC and the UNEP-Regional Seas Program.

Comparative legal analysis between the Basel Convention, the Barcelona Convention and the Izmir Protocol.
Annex 1 - IZMIR Protocol
Annex 2 - Basel Convention
Annex 3 - LBS Protocol
Annex 4 - SAP
Promoting synergies between the Basel Convention, the Barcelona Convention and the Izmir Protocol
Strategic paper


 

 

$20,000 on-going