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The Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the Basel Convention

23-27 June 2008 in Bali, Indonesia


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Wood carving in the Bali International Conference Center.

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Highlights for Tuesday, 24 June 2008

On Tuesday, 24 June 2008, COP9 to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal convened for its second day. Delegates gathered in the morning in the COW to continue consideration of the implementation of decisions adopted by COP8, including cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and financial matters.  
During the afternoon, delegates addressed the strategic plan, the process of evaluation of the effectiveness of the Convention and a number of legal issues.
Contact groups on technical matters, BCRCs and ship dismantling convened throughout the day and in the evening. The finance and work programme contact group met in the afternoon.

The dias of the Committee of the Whole.

Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Joint Working Group (AHJWG) on Enhancing Cooperation and Coordination between the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, Osvaldo Álvarez (Chile), Kerstin Stendhal (Finland), and Yue Ruisheng (China), presented the recommendation of the AHJWG to the COW during the morning session.


Participants listening to presentations in the COW.

Jacqueline Alvarez, Uruguay Henrik Eriksen, Norway Barry Reville, Australia

R.H. Khwaja, India Dessalegne Mesfin, Ethiopia Franz Perrez, Switzerland

Various information stands.


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