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1 INDONESIAN-SWISS CLIExpanded Bureau of the Basel Convention, 24 June 2009 First Meeting of the First Meeting of the Indonesian-Swiss Country-led Initiative on an informal process to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention Presentation of the Context and the Concept of the CLI 1 Emma Rachmawaty Franz Perrez Ministry of Environment Federal Office for the Environment Indonesia Switzerland Bali, Indonesia 15 – 17 June 2009

2 INDONESIAN-SWISS CLIExpanded Bureau of the Basel Convention, 24 June 2009 Introduction CLI 1989: Adoption of Basel Convention 1st decade: focus on transboundary movement of hazardous wastes 2nd decade: esm; improving capacities; partnerships 1989: Adoption of Basel Convention 1st decade: focus on transboundary movement of hazardous wastes 2nd decade: esm; improving capacities; partnerships 1994: COP 2, decision II/ : COP 2, decision II/ : COP 3, Ban Amendment: prohibition export for final disposal Annex VII to non Annex VII phase out export for recycling Annex VII to non Annex VII 1995: COP 3, Ban Amendment: prohibition export for final disposal Annex VII to non Annex VII phase out export for recycling Annex VII to non Annex VII Ban Amendment has not yet entered into force Ban Amendment has not yet entered into force 2 Context of the CLI:

3 INDONESIAN-SWISS CLIExpanded Bureau of the Basel Convention, 24 June 2009 Introduction CLI Over time, discussion on Ban Amendment has become very emotional and over-politicized: Some see it as the best solution to a complex problem Some see it as the best solution to a complex problem Some see it as a harmful tool that prevents effective and efficient esm of hazardous wastes Some see it as a harmful tool that prevents effective and efficient esm of hazardous wastes Even impossible to agree on the threshold for the entry into force of the Ban Amendment! 3 Context of the CLI:

4 INDONESIAN-SWISS CLIExpanded Bureau of the Basel Convention, 24 June 2009 Introduction CLI The ban amendment has become a symbol! What is needed: to focus on the problem beyond the symbol! 4 Context of the CLI:

5 INDONESIAN-SWISS CLIExpanded Bureau of the Basel Convention, 24 June 2009 Introduction CLI Launch a process which will reaffirm the objectives of the Ban Amendment and explore means by which these objectives could be achieved. Launch a process which will reaffirm the objectives of the Ban Amendment and explore means by which these objectives could be achieved. Parties are called to create enabling conditions, through, among other measures, country-led initiatives conducive to attainment of the objectives of the Amendment Parties are called to create enabling conditions, through, among other measures, country-led initiatives conducive to attainment of the objectives of the Amendment. 5 COP 9 Decision IX/26 - Presidents statement Indonesian Swiss Country-Led Initiative / CLI was launched

6 INDONESIAN-SWISS CLIExpanded Bureau of the Basel Convention, 24 June 2009 To develop recommendations for COP 10 for a way forward to attain the objectives of the Basel Convention and the Ban Amendment, namely to protect countries without adequate capacity to manage hazardous wastes in an environmentally sound manner from unwanted imports of hazardous waste, and to protect countries without adequate capacity to manage hazardous wastes in an environmentally sound manner from unwanted imports of hazardous waste, and to ensure that the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes, especially to developing countries, lead to an environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes as required by the Basel Convention, to ensure that the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes, especially to developing countries, lead to an environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes as required by the Basel Convention, 6 Objectives of the CLI Introduction CLI

7 INDONESIAN-SWISS CLIExpanded Bureau of the Basel Convention, 24 June 2009 The objective of the CLI is to find, in a constructive and open-minded manner, a way forward to achieve the objectives of the Basel Convention and its Ban Amendment! The objective of the CLI is to find, in a constructive and open-minded manner, a way forward to achieve the objectives of the Basel Convention and its Ban Amendment! The objective of the CLI is not to discuss the Ban amendment as such or the interpretation of Art about the entry into force of the Ban Amendment. The objective of the CLI is not to discuss the Ban amendment as such or the interpretation of Art about the entry into force of the Ban Amendment. 7 Objectives of the CLI Introduction CLI

8 INDONESIAN-SWISS CLIExpanded Bureau of the Basel Convention, 24 June Process of the CLI I Informal, open-minded and dynamic consultations among key players Think-tank, brainstorming Therefore: Chatham House rule! However: Transparent process: reports disseminated to all Parties to the Basel Convention, NGOs, IGOs and Non-Parties Invitation to submit comments and inputs. development of the Initiative is published on the BCs website Briefing of Missions in Geneva Introduction CLI

9 INDONESIAN-SWISS CLIExpanded Bureau of the Basel Convention, 24 June Process of the CLI Three physical meetings are planned, addressing the following issues: 1) identify, analyse and enhance the understanding of the problem; 2) continuation of this analysis and beginning to develop options and solutions; 3) formulation of recommendation for the COP 10, containing the analysis of the problem and possible solutions or way forwards. Introduction CLI

10 INDONESIAN-SWISS CLIExpanded Bureau of the Basel Convention, 24 June Overview of 1 st meeting: 1. Overview CLI 2. Overview Background: provisions Basel Convention, Ban Amendment, situation of countries, waste streams… 3. Analysis of the Problem building i.a. on experience of countries 4. Development of Common Understanding 5. Planning further Process Introduction CLI

11 INDONESIAN-SWISS CLIExpanded Bureau of the Basel Convention, 24 June Objectives and Outcome of the 1 st Meeting Objectives: Building on the Presidents statement of COP 9 Development of a common understanding: of the challenges to achieve the objectives of the Ban Amendment andthe Basel Convention and of the reasons, why these objectives have not yet been fully achieved Building a basis to develop later in the process jointly, in an open minded, constructive and forward-looking manner, concrete proposals for COP 10. Expected Outcome: The expected outcome will be a summary of the discussions and the analysis The expected outcome will be a summary of the discussions and the analysis


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