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The 2016 Workshop of the Asian Network for the Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Small Group Brainstorming Meeting on the Implementation of Takeback Procedures in Asia, Semarang, Indonesia, 5-8 September 2016
Post Date: 24 Oct 2017
Last Update: 24 Oct 2017


The 2016 Workshop of the Asian Network for the Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes was conducted at Hotel Crowne Plaza Semarang, Indonesia, on 6-8 September 2017, co-organized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and BCRC-SEA/SCRC Indonesia. Small Group Brainstorming Meeting on the Implementation of Takeback Procedures in Asia was held back-to-back with the workshop on 5 September 2016 for the purpose of sharing knowledge and information on take-back issues among concerned countries and considering the future work in order to tackle the takeback issues in the Asian Network. The objective of the workshop are to enhance the capacity of participating countries for the implementation of the Basel Convention and to facilitate the exchange and dissemination of information on the prevention of illegal transboundary movement of hazardous wastes. There were 54 participants including delegates from 12 countries and one special administrative region in the Asia-Pacific region, the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (BCRC China) and the BCRC-SEA. It was the first time for the Myanmar delegates to participate in this workshop. Participants also included resource persons and experts from international organizations, enforcement networks, and research institutes. More information can be seen at : https://www.env.go.jp/en/recycle/asian_net/Annual_Workshops/Ws2016.html

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