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.

Project Initiatives:
E-waste guidilines and regulation