Presentation on theme: "24.02.2014Statens forurensningstilsyn (SFT) Side 1 IMPEL-TFS EU-Africa Collaboration Project Joseph Sarfo Domfeh, Norwegian Pollution Control Authority."— Presentation transcript:
Statens forurensningstilsyn (SFT) Side 1 IMPEL-TFS EU-Africa Collaboration Project Joseph Sarfo Domfeh, Norwegian Pollution Control Authority Project Manager
EU-Africa Collaboration Project IMPEL-TFS project, led by Norway The project team: representatives from IMPEL-TFS Secretariat and the Steering Committee, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Portugal and UK. Legal base: European Waste Shipment Regulation (EC) 1013/2006 and Commission Regulation (EC) 1418/2007 Art. 37 and 49.2 of Reg. EC 1013/2006 Currently coordinating activities with Basel E-waste Africa Project, the Netherlands-Ghana Collaboration and INECE (SESN) Project start/end: March 2009/?
Objectives The main aim of the project is to effectively clamp down on illegal shipments of waste to Africa in order to protect human health and the environment. Establish formal contacts in key African countries (focus on W.A); To raise awareness and enhance compliance with Reg. EC 1013/2006 through innovative communication (focus on exporters in Europe); Assess current situation regarding imports from EU, enforcement structures, treatment possibilities, problematic wastes streams and import restrictions; Agree on how to deal with verification requests and detected illegal shipments and their return (i.e enforcement part of component 4 of the Basel E-waste project)
Increased number of illegal waste transport Country of dispatch Transit country Country of destination Exporters 1.Lose huge sums of money 2.Time and energy 3.Lawyers 4.Owe friends or bank 5.Confusion back home with second-hand dealers 6.Broken homes 7.Grief Competent authority 1.Money 2.Precious time and energy 3.Stress and uncertainties Stopped & returned Product and/ or waste Pass undetected Product and/ or waste Enforcement and challenges
Many shipments checked/controlled were illegal (in Europe) Do the exporters really want to send waste to Africa? No (good guys) Yes (the bad guys) Do they understand the language being used in the environmental regulations and media? Maybe terms like CFC, PCB etc. mean nothing to them Jeg skjønner det ikke. Jeg ble sjokkert da containeren ble stoppet i Belgia. Dette har kostet meg mange penger. Jeg har ikke gjort noe kriminelt – xxxx Communication
Supplementary actions/task Norway is stopping and checking almost every single container leaving her territory for Africa Brochure on shipments of used goods by Norway and the Netherlands (focus on exporters)Brochure Guide document on classification of waste and products from Germany (focus on inspectors)Guide document
Milestones Workshop in Östersund, Sweden 19 March, 2009 Teleconference with SBC, IMPEL-TFS and INECE 16 April, 2009 Participate in a kickoff meeting in Geneva by SBC May Preparation for a workshop in Ghana June-October 2009 Workshop in Ghana November, 2009 Report to IMPEL-TFS March 2010 Products: communication procedure, operational network of contacts and collaboration agreement(s).
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