Colloquium: 20 Years Focal Point to the Basel Convention
On 9/10 October 2014 a colloquium took place at the Federal Environment Agency’s headquarters in Dessau to mark the 20th anniversary of the German Focal Point to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, which has been based at the Federal Environment Agency since 1994. Participants from Germany, Europe and other continents discussed the future legal framework for transboundary waste movements, technological advances in waste management and recycling, and the different situations in various regions around the globe.
Festveranstaltung /Contributions and presentations at the colloquium to mark the 20the anniversary of the German Focal Point to the Basel Convention.
13:30- 13:45 Maria Krautzberger (Präsidentin des Umweltbundesamtes): Welcome and Introduction
13:45- 14:20 Jim Willis (Ex SBC): Experiences from CLI and what can be learned for the further development of Basel Convention
14:20-15:05 Helge Wendenburg (BMUB): What does Basel Convention do and how can it be made sustainable?
15:05-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:05 Klaus Hieronymi (Hewlett-Packard): A level playing field for industry – how can this be achieved?
16:05- 17:05 Andreas Manhart (Öko-Institut Freiburg): New situations call for new solutions: Findings in the project: „The Best of two Worlds“
17:05-17:40 Alberto Santos Capra (AR): Challenges of waste management of a developing country — angefragt
19:00 Abendessen / Dinner
09:00- 09:20 Peter Wessman (EU-Commission): EU Recycling Strategy and Transboundary Waste Movements
09:20-09:40 Marco Buletti (CH): From debate to action – Partnerships in the frame-work of Basel Convention (MPPI und PACE)
09:40- 10:00 Taelo Letsela (ZA): Experiences of a Regional Center (BCRC Johannesburg)
10:00- 10:20 Ross Bartley (BIR): Where are we going with waste management in the future?
10:20-10:40 Dana Lapesova (SK): Experiences of a Regional Center (BCRC Bratislava)
10:40-11:15 Coffee break
11:15- 12:45 Panel discussion (with selected speakers)
12:45 Closing remarks, Joachim Wuttke (Head of Focal Point)