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10th Conference of Parties (CoP 10)

Breakthrough in impasse over toxic export ban

Issue Date: Oct 20, 2011
Despite a heavy downpour that flooded the city of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, the venue of the ongoing 10th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Basel Convention,  day 3 of the meet saw full attendance. The day's highlight was the decision on the Ban Amendment, taken at the contact group meeting of the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative (CLI). The initiative was introduced on the first day of the meet; its aim is to improve effectiveness of the Basel Convention.

Nations discuss ban on toxic exports

Issue Date: Oct 18, 2011
The meeting of the 10th Conference of Parties (CoP 10) to the Basel Convention, which began in Colombia on October 17, stressed on resolving the legal interpretation of a treaty clause for bringing into force the Ban Amendment.  
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