The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

1. About the Basel Convention

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is the most comprehensive global environmental agreement on hazardous and other wastes and aims to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects resulting from the generation, management, transboundary movements and disposal of hazardous and other wastes.

2. Japan's Contribution

Since becoming a Party to the Basel Convention in 1993, Japan has supported the effective implementation of the Basel Convention in various forms. Japan is the largest contributor to the Trust Fund for the Basel Convention (837,187 US dollars in 2007, 22% of total budget of the Trust Fund for the Basel Convention). In recent years, Japan has played an active role in e-waste issues management, particularly through financing for e-waste projects in the Asia-Pacific region and hosting workshops on e-waste. Recognizing the importance of hazardous wastes problems, Japan is prepared to contribute to the Basel Convention primarily through financial and technical support.


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