The legal and technical publications and information materials produced and disseminated are convention-specific as well as those related to cross-cutting and joint activities included in the programmes of work of the three conventions.
This leaflet provides an overview of the respective international trade control regimes under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.
Compilation of decisions related to enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
The Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions are distinct and legally autonomous multilateral environmental agreements that share the common objective of protecting human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals and wastes for the promotion of sustainable development. To achieve this common goal, the conferences of the Parties to these three conventions have over the years adopted a series of decisions aiming at enhancing cooperation and coordination among the conventions. Thus, a framework for the so-called “synergies process” has been set.
The present publication compiles the decisions taken by Parties to the three conventions between 2005 and 2011 and provides a brief overview of the background and the development of the decisions.
Examples of successful activities undertaken to implement the multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and other international frameworks in the hazardous wastes and chemicals cluster in a coordinated manner. The stories are based on national or regional projects and have been written by persons directly involved in activities at the national, regional and global levels.
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