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Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (COP10)

17-21 October 2011 | Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Highlights for Thursday, 20 October 2011
Basel COP10
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A view of Plaza de Bolívar in Cartagena de Indias
On Thursday, 20 October 2011, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal convened for its fourth day.

During the morning, delegates discussed capacity building, scientific and technical matters, financial matters, and legal, compliance and governance matters.

In the afternoon, delegates were introduced to the Basel Waste Solutions Circle, and also considered strategic issues.

The Contact Group on ship dismantling completed its work in the morning. The Contact Groups on technical matters and on the country-led initiative (CLI) met throughout the day.
Plenary
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L-R: Paula Caballero, COP10 President, and Dave Ogden, Secretariat
Xia Yingxian, China
Romina Bocache, Argentina
Julie Croteau, Canada
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L-R: Michael Seck, Basel Convention Regional Centre for French-Speaking Countries in Africa (BCRC-AF)/ Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Senegal, and Ibrahima Sow, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
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L-R: Larry King and Renee St. Denis, SIMS Recycling Solutions
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L-R: Abba Kachallao, Nigeria, and Paul-Babidou Zarabingui, Central African Republic
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L-R: Andrea López, María Fernanda Astaiza, Leydy María Suárez and Jaime Ramírez, Colombia
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L-R: Eduardo Ojeda, Organización de Contro Ambiental y Desarrollo Empresarial; and Mario Castilla, Belmont Trading Company
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L-R: Pierre Ng, Singapore, Rohaya Saharom, Singapore, Marie-May Jeremie, Seychelles, and Juliana Legaie, Seychelles

Contact Group on CLI
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Delegates during the Contact Group.
Ibrahim Shafii, Basel Secretariat
Sverre Thomas Jahre, Norway
Ciro Marques Russo, Brazil

Contact Group on ship dismantling
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Delegates during informal consultations.
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Jim Puckett, Basel Action Network (BAN)
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Chair of the Contact Group Claude Wohrer (center), France

Contact Group on technical matters
Andy Howarth, United Kingdom
Discussion text
Gilberto Werneck de Capistrano Filho, Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Resources (IBAMA)

Side Event on “Chemical Leasing: A service based business approach to sound chemicals management and waste minimization”
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Side Event on “Experiences in environmentally sound management of e-waste in Africa and Asia-Pacific”
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Side Event on “Is current low POP content limit for dioxins in waste consistent with a sustainable development?”
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L-R: Niklas Johansson, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Alan Watson, International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)

Around the venue
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L-R: Amelia Rachmatuisa, Luckmi Purwandari, and Carel Guram, Indonesia
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L-R: Melanie Ashton, ENB Team Leader, and Farran Redfern, Kiribati
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Nelson Sabogal (right), Basel Secretariat

Stands around the venue
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Stand selling Eco-Mochila’s, items crocheted out of used plastic bags.
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Support staff
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A Fernando Botero’s piece around Cartagena de Indias.
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*Pre-meetings schedule
*Briefing to the Permanent Missions, 14 September 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
*Basel Convention Bulletin - September 2011 issue
*Convention background
*Origins of the Convention

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, 23-27 June 2008, Bali, Indonesia
IISD RS coverage of the Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (ExCOPs), and Eleventh Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-11/GMEF), 22-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia
*IISD RS coverage of the Eighth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, 27 November - 1 December 2006, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS archive of Basel Convention, and backgrounder
*Chemicals-L - A news and announcement list on chemicals news and policy developments
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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