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1 1 E-waste International Context Presentation ProblemProblem SolutionSolution Basel Convention ResponseBasel Convention Response –MPPI –Declaración Ministerial de Basilea –PACE Miguel Araujo Co-chair PACE Project Group 4.1 Director of BCRC-CAM Interactive Facilitation Meeting on E-waste WSIS Forum May 11, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

2 2 E-waste International Context I Problem Electronic waste is the fastest growing portion of the municipal solid waste stream.Electronic waste is the fastest growing portion of the municipal solid waste stream. Volume of obsolete PCs generated in developing regions will exceed that of developed regions by 2016 – 2018.Volume of obsolete PCs generated in developing regions will exceed that of developed regions by 2016 – E-waste contains hazardous substances as well as precious materials.E-waste contains hazardous substances as well as precious materials. Absence of infrastructure and facilities for ESM, hence use of crude management methods.Absence of infrastructure and facilities for ESM, hence use of crude management methods. WSIS Forum May

3 3 E-waste International Context I Problem (continued) No effective take back schemes for end of life EEE.No effective take back schemes for end of life EEE. Uncontrolled dumping of obsolete e-products and material recovery processes without protective measures in the informal sector has caused:Uncontrolled dumping of obsolete e-products and material recovery processes without protective measures in the informal sector has caused: environmental pollution environmental pollution millions of people exposed to toxins, such as dioxins and brominated flame retardants in plastics. millions of people exposed to toxins, such as dioxins and brominated flame retardants in plastics. WSIS Forum May

4 4 E-waste International Context II Solution The technology for environmentally sound dismantling and disposal of e-waste exists, but:The technology for environmentally sound dismantling and disposal of e-waste exists, but: it needs to be transferred to developing countries. it needs to be transferred to developing countries. it has to be linked to the product life-cycle to become economically viable. it has to be linked to the product life-cycle to become economically viable. Efforts to bridge the digital divide need to follow the life-cycle approach to avoid problems for the health of workers and the general public, as well to the environment.Efforts to bridge the digital divide need to follow the life-cycle approach to avoid problems for the health of workers and the general public, as well to the environment. WSIS Forum May

5 5 E-waste International Context III The Basel Convention Response: MPPI E-waste raised as a key issue at COP6 in 2002E-waste raised as a key issue at COP6 in 2002 In 2002 Mobile Phone Partnership Initiative (MPPI) was established for the environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life mobile telephones (12 manufacturers + later three telecom operators).In 2002 Mobile Phone Partnership Initiative (MPPI) was established for the environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life mobile telephones (12 manufacturers + later three telecom operators). Five technical guidelines were prepared and tested:Five technical guidelines were prepared and tested: awareness raising on design considerations; awareness raising on design considerations; collection of used and end-of life mobile phones; collection of used and end-of life mobile phones; transboundary movement of collected mobile phones; transboundary movement of collected mobile phones; refurbishment of used mobile phones; refurbishment of used mobile phones; material recovery/recycling of end-of-life mobile phones material recovery/recycling of end-of-life mobile phones Overall Guidance document approved at COP 9.Overall Guidance document approved at COP 9. WSIS Forum May

6 6 E-waste International Context III The Basel Convention Response: The Nairobi Declaration Nairobi Declaration at COP8 in 2006 declared that the Basel Convention is the main global instrument for guiding the environmentally sound management of hazardous e- waste and highlighted the importance of partnership with the private sector and non governmental organizations.Nairobi Declaration at COP8 in 2006 declared that the Basel Convention is the main global instrument for guiding the environmentally sound management of hazardous e- waste and highlighted the importance of partnership with the private sector and non governmental organizations. SBC launched pilot projects and partnerships in cooperation with Parties, BCRCs and other partners.SBC launched pilot projects and partnerships in cooperation with Parties, BCRCs and other partners. WSIS Forum May

7 7 E-waste International Context III The Basel Convention Response: PACE At COP 9 Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) was launched, animated by the success of MPPI but aware of its shortcomings. At COP 9 Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) was launched, animated by the success of MPPI but aware of its shortcomings. WSIS Forum May

8 8PACE Mission Statement To increase environmentally sound management of used and end-of- life computing equipment,, taking into account social responsibility, the concept of sustainable development and promoting information sharing on life cycle thinking. Scope The scope of the partnership will cover: Personal Computers (PCs) and associated displays, printers and peripherals* * Personal desk top computer, including the central processing unit and all other parts contained in the computer. Personal notebook and laptop computer, including the docking station, central processing unit and all other parts contained in the computer. Computer monitor, including the following types of computer monitor:(a) cathode ray tube;(b) liquid crystal display;(c) plasma. Computer keyboard, mouse, and cables. Computer printer:(a) including the following types of computer printer:(i) dot matrix;(ii) ink jet; (iii) laser;(iv) thermal; and (b) including any computer printer with scanning or facsimile capabilities, or both. WSIS Forum May

9 9PACE Working Principles In addition, PACE agreed to the following three working principles: 1.Promote dialogue amongst governments, industries, NGOs and academia on initiatives that could be carried out in different UN regions. 2.Seek innovative solutions, showing concrete and practical results consistent with the Basel Convention, and make recommendations. 3.Coordination and cooperation, as appropriate, with other bodies involved in e-waste activities. WSIS Forum May

10 10PACE Activities Develop tools (inter alia guidelines) and activities on environmentally sound refurbishment/repair, including criteria for testing, certification, and labelling. Develop tools (inter alia guidelines) and activities on environmentally sound recycling and material recovery, including facility certification. Develop and promote pilot schemes for environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life computing equipment towards the attainment of Millennium Development Goals. Develop awareness raising and training program activities. WSIS Forum May

11 PACE Membership 11  27 Parties and Signatories to the Basel Convention.  9 Basel Convention Regional Centres for Training and Technology Transfer (BCRCs).  5 Research and Academic Institutions, and other UN Bodies.  16 NGOs, Industry, and Industry Associations. WSIS Forum May

12 PACE - Working Structure 12 OEWG PACE Working Group Ad Interim Project Group on ESM Criteria Project Group 1.1 Project Group 2.1 Project Group 3.1 Report with Recommen- dations on ESM Criteria Guideline on Repair and Refurbishment of Used Computing Equipment Guideline on Material Recovery and Recycling of End-of-Life Computing Equipment Pilot Schemes on Collection and Management of Computing Equipment from Informal Sectors Level 1 Group Level 2 Groups Project Group 4.1 Awareness Raising and Training Products WSIS Forum May

13 Working Group Tasks Operational: Operational: –oversee the execution of the Work Plan for PACE; –set priorities based on the work programme; –oversee activities of project groups, and plays an active role in conflict resolution; –review and approve work products and reports prepared by project groups. Administrative: Administrative: –ensure timely implementation of the work plan by project groups; –coordinate activities within the Partnership; –liaise with the Secretariat; –receive and consider requests for membership in the Partnership. Financial: Financial: –prepare appropriate and sustainable financial arrangements for the Partnership; –prepare documents on memberships, contributions, and sliding scales; –liaise with the Secretariat to provide financial reports. 13WSIS Forum May

14 Future Plans 14 Guidelines Guidelines Report on ESM Criteria recommendations are to be implemented. Report on ESM Criteria recommendations are to be implemented. Two Guidelines (repair and refurbishment; and material recovery and recycling) to be approved and adopted by the PACE Working Group. Two Guidelines (repair and refurbishment; and material recovery and recycling) to be approved and adopted by the PACE Working Group. Guidelines to be evaluated in the facility type environment. Guidelines to be evaluated in the facility type environment. Overall Guidance Document will be prepared for COP 10: Overall Guidance Document will be prepared for COP 10:  Executive summaries from all guidelines and report on ESM criteria.  Recommendations from all guidelines and report on ESM criteria. Implementation by BCRCs, Parties, Signatories, Industry and NGOs Implementation by BCRCs, Parties, Signatories, Industry and NGOs Pilot Projects Pilot Projects Waste surveys, based on 9 high ranked proposals, in all regions implemented, as per TOR. Waste surveys, based on 9 high ranked proposals, in all regions implemented, as per TOR. Project Management Teams (PMTs) to be established, as per TOR. Project Management Teams (PMTs) to be established, as per TOR. Based on survey results, 2-4 countries to be selected for pilot projects, as per TOR. Based on survey results, 2-4 countries to be selected for pilot projects, as per TOR. Recommendations from pilot projects to be implemented in other centers in the country and regions. Recommendations from pilot projects to be implemented in other centers in the country and regions. WSIS Forum May

15 Future Plans (cont.) Awareness Raising & Training Awareness raising products on PACE developed for the COP 10 meeting. Awareness raising products on PACE developed for the COP 10 meeting. High priority awareness raising and training products implemented. High priority awareness raising and training products implemented. At least one workshop on PACE in each UN region organized by BCRCs. At least one workshop on PACE in each UN region organized by BCRCs. CD/DVD with training material. CD/DVD with training material. E-learning course on technical guidelines E-learning course on technical guidelines Identity logo for PACE developed. Identity logo for PACE developed. Resource Mobilization and Financial Sustainability Sub-group under Project Group 3.1 established. Sub-group under Project Group 3.1 established. Develop macro funding for projects in developing countries and countries with economies in transition beyond the pilot project stage. Develop macro funding for projects in developing countries and countries with economies in transition beyond the pilot project stage. Develop strategy for long term financial sustainability of projects under Project Group 3.1. Develop strategy for long term financial sustainability of projects under Project Group 3.1. Identify public and private fund raising initiatives, and provide guidance to the Project Group 3.1 and Project Management Teams (PMTs) on financial issues. Identify public and private fund raising initiatives, and provide guidance to the Project Group 3.1 and Project Management Teams (PMTs) on financial issues. WSIS Forum May

16 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PACE Please visit the Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC) Website at: Please visit the Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC) Website at: 16OEWG 7 Side Event: May 10, 2010


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