Tagged on: Africa

Decision 1/23 - Decision on Ratification and Domestication of Mutually Beneficial Instruments: Bamako Convention, Basel Convention and Basel Ban Amendment
United Nations Environment Programme

The Conference strongly encourages all Parties current or future, who have not already done so, to ratify the Basel Convention and the Basel Ban Amendment as a matter of urgency and to create implementation legislation to domesticate these instruments into national law.


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2013
Decision 1/9 - Revolving Fund
United Nations Environment Programme

The Conference appropriates funds for the Revolving Fund and decides that the appropriation shall be from contributions by all State Parties in accordance with the scale of assessments approved by the Conference.


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2013
Decision 1/20 – Transmission of information
United Nations Environment Programme

The Conference endorses on an interim basis the Transmission of Information Form.


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2013
Decision 1/17 – Relationship between the Secretariats of the Basel and Bamako Conventions
United Nations Environment Programme

The Conference encourages the Secretariat to further strengthen its collaboration with the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions and any other relevant Secretariats of Conventions.


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2013
DECISION 1/11 – Date and Venue of the 2nd Conference of the Parties
United Nations Environment Programme

The Conference requests the Secretariat to convene the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2015 at Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, subject to official confirmation by this Party.


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2013
Decision 1/6 - Institutional arrangements for the implementation of Convention: Establishment of a Secretariat
United Nations Environment Programme, Bamako Convention

The conference 1) decides that the Secretariat's functions shall be carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme, provided that the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme authorizes the Executive Director to perform such functions; 2) Decides that the Secretariat will consist of a limited number of professionals and administrative personnel
headed by an Executive Secretary.


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2013
Decision 1/15 – Decision on the Prevention of Hazardous e-Waste and Near End-of-Life EEE Importation and Dumping in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

The Conference inter alia, i) urges, Parties and other African states that have not already done so, to enhance or supplement existing
legislation to prevent illegal and unwanted traffic in hazardous and other e-waste from entering their territory and the African Continent; and ii) encourages, Parties, and other African states to likewise create and adopt legislation for individual producer responsibility in the collection and environmentally sound recycling of domestic arisings of ewaste in the Continent of Africa.


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2013
Decision 1/18 – Cooperation with Other Institutions
United Nations Environment Programme

The Conference encourages the Secretariat to establish a strong collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific Region (Waigani Convention).


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2013
Report
Elephants in the Dust: the African Elephant Crisis. A Rapid Response Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

This rapid response assessment report brings together critical up-to-date information from the CITES-recognized systems that monitor the status of elephants, the illegal killing of elephants, and the legal and illegal trade in ivory. Collectively, these systems deliver consistent, evidence-based information to improve our understanding of the dynamics of the illegal ivory supply chain.


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2013
Reports and Books
Patents and clean energy technologies in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

This study aims at providing facts and evidence to evaluate the actual situation concerning patenting of Clean Energy Technology (CET) in Africa. It builds on an earlier study in this field carried out jointly by the EPO, UNEP and the ICTSD using methodologies and tools developed.


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2013