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Latest additions - draft omnibus decision for COP10 / outcome of third meeting of the CLI

Based on comments and input from CLI participants, Indonesia and Switzerland have prepared a revised draft omnibus decision and explanatory note.

Comments on the draft omnibus decision received from Parties, Signatories and interested stakeholders:

General Outline

The President of the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP 9), in his statement on the way forward on the Ban Amendment (Document UNEP/CHW.9/CRP.20), called for a process to explore means by which objectives of the Ban Amendment might be achieved.

Based on the statement of the President of COP 9, Switzerland and Indonesia announced their readiness to organize a “Country-led Initiative” (CLI), inviting key players, to discuss in an informal, dynamic, and non-dogmatic manner those issues related to the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes, especially to developing countries, contrary to the overarching objective of the Ban Amendment.

Proposed Process

The CLI is intended to be an informal process. Three meetings are planned which will address the following issues:

  • 1st meeting (summer 2009, in Indonesia): analyzing the problem.
  • 2nd meeting (spring 2010, in Switzerland): continuation of this analysis and beginning to develop options and solutions.
  • 3rd meeting (fall 2010 / spring 2011 in Switzerland): formulation of recommendation for the COP 10, containing the analysis of the problem and possible solutions, or way forward.
First Meeting of the CLI (Bali, Indonesia, 15-17 June 2009)

Documents of the First Meeting of the CLI (Bali, Indonesia, 15-17 June 2009)

* Please be informed that the Papers 1, 2 and 3 on the Analysis of the Problem in Developing Countries have been presented and discussed as background papers and thought starters for formulating the possible reasons for the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes where environmentally sound management cannot be ensured. They were never thought to be adopted and therefore were neither formally nor informally endorsed nor adopted by the participants.

Comments on and responses to the questions of the first meeting of the CLI

Comments on the List of the Possible Reasons and responses to the CLI Questions are welcome and should be sent to the Swiss CLI Coordinator, Ms. Gabi Eigenmann, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, gabi.eigenmann@bafu.admin.ch

Second Meeting of the CLI (Wildhaus, Switzerland, 12-15 January 2010)

Documents of the Second Meeting of the CLI (Wildhaus, Switzerland, 12-15 January 2010)

Comments on and responses to the questions of the second meeting of the CLI

Comments on the documents are welcome and should be sent to the Swiss CLI Coordinator, Ms. Gabi Eigenmann, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, gabi.eigenmann@bafu.admin.ch

Third Meeting of the CLI (Hilterfingen, Switzerland, 23 - 28 September 2010)

Documents of the Third Meeting of the CLI (Hilterfingen, Switzerland, 23 - 28 September 2010)

Further Documents

Revised draft list of possible elements for a way forward (Draft of 5 July 2010). Comments received from Parties and others:

Next Steps

Indonesia and Switzerland will provide information on future steps and ongoing process through this website.

The CLI’s Coordinators:

Mr. Herry Hamdani for Indonesia, herry@menlh.go.id
Ministry of Environment, Republic of Indonesia

Gabi Eigenmann for Switzerland, gabi.eigenmann@bafu.admin.ch
Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

 

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