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Lithuania to receive an award for properly drafted report

2017-05-05

At the conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, Lithuania was awarded for the proper and timely performance of its obligation to submit a report on the implementation of the Convention for 2013. Only nine countries (Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and the South African Republic) drafted and submitted this report in an appropriate and timely manner. In the discussions, Lithuania and other countries shared their experience and problems in drafting reports on the implementation of the Convention.

There are currently 186 Parties to the Basel Convention. A report is submitted to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention on an annual basis, and it includes the country’s national information about the legal base implementing the Convention, a description of the waste management system, and statistical data on the generation, imports and exports of hazardous wastes as well as transboundary movements of wastes. The Waste Department of the Ministry of Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency are responsible for the drafting of this report.

The conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal together with the conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and the conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade are held in Geneva (Switzerland) on 24 April – 5 May. The events are attended by around 1,500 participants from over 180 countries.

Communication Division
5 May 2017


Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas