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ESM standards in Asia

Standard or criteria of environmentally sound management (ESM) is a key element elaborated at the second meeting of the Indonesian-Swiss Country-led Initiative (CLI) in order to improve effectiveness of the Basel Convention. Ministry of the Environment, Japan conducted a study to identify recommendable ESM components in view of the current status of a legal system, technologies and other relevant matters in Asia and also to consider the measures which can ensure both prevention of illegal transboundary movements and the appropriate resource circulation based on the ESM standard.

The scope of study is as follows:

  • Review of ESM in the existing guideline or documents
  • Study on criteria and requirement for ensuring ESM of imported/exported hazardous wastes and other wastes in Asian countries
  • Study on transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes in Asia
  • Examination of measures to ensure appropriate TBM in Asia based on ESM standards

The paper will be uploaded in a regular basis and further study will be conducted based on discussion at the annual workshop.

  • Study on criteria and requirement on environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes (first edition) Asia ESM Paper[648KB]