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Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of hazardous wastes and their Disposal

Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry > Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of hazardous wastes and their Disposal

Objective:

To establish a regulatory system that will apply in cases where transboundary movements are permissible.   To minimize the amount and toxicity of hazardous wastes generated and to ensure their environmentally-sound management as close as possible to the source of generation.   To reduce the transboundary movement of wastes subject to the Convention to a minimum consistent with the environmentally-sound and efficient management of such wastes.

Date adopted:
22nd March 1989

Kenya Ratified:
1st June 2000

Entered into Force:
30th August 2000

Government obligation:

To  to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes and to ensure environmentally sound management and transboundary movement of hazardous waste.

Focal Points:

Primary FP
Principal Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

Basel Convention Competent Authority

Official Contact Point Director Multilateral Environmental Agreement
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Basel Convention Focal Point.

Projects/ Initiatives:

E-waste guidelines and regulation.

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