Global Trends in Generation and Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is a worldwide Convention, adopted in 1989 with the aim to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects caused by hazardous wastes and other wastes and the transboundary movements of these wastes. Parties to the Convention have several obligations. One of them is to report to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention on an annual basis on policies and measures taken to implement the convention and on transboundary movements in which they were involved. The data collected under this obligation by the Secretariat now covers nearly a decade of reporting and contains data coming from over 100 countries. In this report this dataset is scrutinised and analysed with the following objectives: (1) to identify global trends and patterns in the generation and transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes, based upon the data provided by the Parties to the Secretariat, covering the period 1993 - 2000 for generation and 1993 - 1999 for transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes; (2) to identify possible drawbacks and weaknesses in data reporting that hamper such analysis; and (3) to formulate conclusions and recommendations to further improve the quality of the dataset.


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  • Accession Number: 01013297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9211586143
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 2 2005 4:36PM