About BASEL Convention
- The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted on 22 March 1989.
- It was adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Basel, Switzerland.
- The Convention entered into force in 1992.
- It is a legally binding convention.
Objective: Protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes.
- The reduction of hazardous waste generation and the promotion of environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes.
- Restriction of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes.
- A regulatory system applying to cases where transboundary movements are permissible.
- It is a global network of public interest groups and non-governmental organizations from around 100 countries.
- Its mission is a Toxics-Free Future for All.
- It takes action internationally to minimize and, whenever possible, eliminate hazardous, toxic chemicals.
- Its mission is captured in its Stockholm, Dubai, and Minamata Declarations.
Section : Environment & Ecology