Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs
Contribution to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Project Data Last Updated: 07/01/2021
IATI Identifier: GB-GOV-7-INTSUB009-BAS
This activity supports the UK contribution to the Basel Convention. The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal Usually known as the Basel Convention, this an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs). The overarching objective of the Basel Convention is to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes. Its scope of application covers a wide range of wastes defined as “hazardous wastes” based on their origin and/or composition and their characteristics, as well as two types of wastes defined as “other wastes” - household waste and incinerator ash. The spend is for the UK's annual subscription to the Basel Convention which the UK ratified in 1994. The UK pays into the Convention’s Trust Fund annually. The Fund financially supports the Secretariat of the Basel Convention and meetings of the Conference of the Parties and Open-Ended Working Groups of the convention.
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